My post from the other day has had my husband thinking that maybe a marriage vow renewal is in order.
Obviously, I am in favor of it and see it as a way to up my social standing in life. Pretty sure that having a husband on a unicycle makes me more important than having a husband with a regular two wheel cycle.
As luck would have it though (sigh) my husband cannot ride a unicycle (YET!!) but CAN walk on stilts, a fact that I celebrated with glee. When he asked me WHY I want him to walk on stilts (at least once a month, that’s my new vow rule) I was totally confused.
So I asked him, “why do people in the circus walk on stilts?” and he was all, “because it’s fun to watch” and I was like, “um yeah, sooo….you don’t understand what again?”
He didn’t even question the daily Giant Pixy stick I am requiring, other than to ask where one would purchase such a thing in bulk. I guess he wants to make things easy on himself. Like, what’s the problem with a man in his late 30′s purchasing a giant rainbow colored tube of sugar every day? Is it embarrassing?
Anyways, I am nothing if not fair, so I gave him an opportunity to give me his new vow rules for me. And he replied “get good at shooting guns and sharpening knives”.
I think it’s quite obvious that I’m in this marriage for entertainment, and he’s in it to get murdered. Weird.
In the future, if you notice that I seem more sparkly or cooler than usual, that means that my husband finally mastered the unicycle and I’m one rung higher on the Life Ladder of Importance. Until that time, I’ll be looking for a pair of stilts on sale.
In other news, I made a pie.
Actually, I made this pie for Thanksgiving (it looks like I made it yesterday!!) and realized that I’ve never blogged the recipe. It was a favorite of my husband’s as a kid, and the recipe was passed to me by his stepdad who was unexpectedly taken from us a few years ago. It’s a special recipe in my house and I think of Grandpa Pat every time I make it.
I hope you love it, and I know if he could, Pat would join me in poking fun at my sweet Jess and be happy I was sharing with you.
8 oz cream cheese, softened
8 oz tub Cool Whip
1 Oreo Crust (I buy premade but you can make your own if you prefer)
1/2 (of a 14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
16 Keebler Grasshopper Cookies
Green food coloring
Crush cookies in a large Ziploc bag. Some large chunks are fine, but you want mostly very small, even crushed pieces.
In the bowl of a mixer, beat cream cheese on medium until smooth. Add sweetened condensed milk and beat until combined. Mix in crushed cookies and fold in Cool Whip. Add food coloring and fold in until desired color is achieved. Pour into pie shell and chill for at least 4 hours.
This will make a very very full pie. If you double the recipe, you can get 3 normal pies.
If you like mint chocolate chip ice cream, you will love this pie. The crushed cookies give a minty flavor throughout, and the color is festive and perfect for Christmas. This pie is always hogged down at get togethers, so make it soon!!
Yes, in Arkansas we say hogged down. It means that people ate it really hard and then it was gone.
I hope you enjoy. Have a wonderful Wednesday!!