8/25/09

lemon icebox pie



so yeah, that happened....

In the never ending soap opera of the house comes the final episode.

-shaking my fist at the you tube gods.... where is the Jefferson's theme song when I desperately need it? This does nothing for my comic writing abilities or prop writing comedy, I'm not sure which one yet. Maybe I can be the Carrot Top of the blogging world. anyways...shenanigans, you tube, shenanigans!-

So the fat cats, i.e. the banks, got together had some martinis, then bathed each other in milk and honey, did some crazy wicken sage burning thingy, then made a cut into their palms... mixed some of their blood with a little of their own spit and became blood brothers fo' life ('cause that's how we do it in Stockton) and then they had a rowdy bacchanalia with some Vestal Virgins. Really after that I didn't want to know but somewhere in all that partying they declared from the mount...

"We are done toying with the heartstrings of those itsy-bitsy peons. Let the Guerrero's have their house."

for they spoke, and it was done; they commanded, and it stood fast

translation: papers are signed, title company has our money, keys will be in our hands Friday.



Well we're movin on up,
To the east side.
To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
Movin on up,
To the east side.
We finally got a piece of the pie.
Fish don't fry in the kitchen;
Beans don't burn on the grill.
Took a whole lotta tryin',
Just to get up that hill.
Now we're up in the big leagues,
Gettin' our turn at bat.
As long as we live,
it's you and me baby,
There ain't nothin wrong with that.
Well we're movin on up,
To the east side.
To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
Movin on up,
To the east side.
We finally got a piece of the pie



So here's a piece of the pie.

My mom made this dessert a few weeks ago with Nancy, normally you freeze this lemon fluff in ramekins but I bought a graham cracker crust poured the mixture into the crust and froze. Viola!

Lemon Icebox Pie

3 c. whipping cream (1-1/2 pints) do NOT use half and half
½ c. lemon juice
1-1/4 c. sugar
3 tablespoons lemon zest
Whipping cream and/or garnish, if desired
1 store bought graham cracker crust (don't hate, remember I come from Stockton)

In large bowl, mix bream lemon juice, sugar and lemon peel until blended. Pour into 8 small dishes that can be placed in the freezer or pour into a graham cracker crust. Cover, and freeze overnight. Serve frozen, do not thaw.

My mom's note: "I stress the do not use half and half – it comes out icy and flaky!"

Tasting Notes: I love this pie because I'm one of those lemon people. You are friends with some of them. You cannot understand why they do not care for chocolate. It seems unreal that they even exist but we do and in great numbers. BE AFRAID, we are going to take over the world. It's tart, sweet, refreshing (I know it's overused but still) and you don't have to cook it. Kind of like me.

17 comments:

Kamran Siddiqi said...

Whenever I come to your blog, your posts are always super fun to read! The pie looks delish!

Jennifer said...

I would choose lemon (or any citrus) over chocolate every time. Every. Single. Time.
Thanks for this recipe. I'll be making it this weekend. Frozen lemon desserts just scream "SUMMER" to me. May as well drag the season out a bit longer, right?
Congratulations on your house, Krysta. Welcome home!

LilSis said...

Congratulations on FINALLY getting good news on your house! That's exciting.

And, I WILL be making this pie. I'm "one of those lemon people". I ate so many lemons as a kid that I actually had to get my two front teeth fixed because of it.

I don't eat chocolate, but LOVE anything tart, lemons, limes, grapefruit, you name it.

The frozen Paradise Pie that I made recently had a lot of lemon juice like this one, and I loved how it turned out. I can't wait to make this. Bookmarking now!

Julia said...

Congrats! Glad you're having your pie and eating it too! Victory is so sweet.

I just went through similar trauma with the banks and let me tell you, I felt your pain.

Kristin @ Going Country said...

YAY! Good luck with the move.

I would also like to note that I just love the word "icebox." It's so very nostalgic and old-fashioned.

Amy said...

Some day you will look back at this entire ordeal and laugh.

Not.

CONGRATS!

And I love your choice of food to celebrate with. Aint nothin' better than pie!

jiveturkey said...

Oh my goodness. I need to make this pie.

(And congratulations!)

Cali said...

oh yay for the house!! i know you've been stressin for a while over it. so happy for you!
this pie sounds really good for a summertime desert and way easy... i'm considering making it and taking it to my friends birthday party/bbq on sunday. i'll let you know how it goes :)

MichelleB said...

Oh my goodness! Finally! Congratulations! After hearing about all of this can we not write a book on "what is wrong with the banks" and "why they're going in the sh*thole"? But I won't continue. Congratulations on your lovely new home. I know that you'll be very happy there.

Melissa said...

:D



:P...

Spryte said...

YAY!! On the house!!!

And that pies looks GREAT!!

** I'm one of those lemon people too!!

SaintTigerlily said...

Weeeeee! That is so exciting! Also: I want that pie.

Also: YAY! YAY for Krysta and family!

Sam@BingeNYC said...

Oh my goodness, this looks so luscious and refreshing. I love love love lemon, so I'll be trying this soon for sure. Thanks for sharing!

Jill said...

Congrats on the house. When you make this pie do you whip the cream or just blend everything together without whipping? I'm looking for an easy dessert for this weekend and this might be it! Because I like to gild the lily, I might sprinkle some slightly sweetened blackberries on top when I serve.

So, to whip or not to whip, that is the question.

Jill

Me! said...

Congratulations. I am expecting pictures.... right about now!

And I love lemon too. I have my lazy person's version of this that uses cool whip and frozen lemonade concentrate but maybe I'll try your version and it'll be so good i won't be able to go back.

Mrs. L said...

I read the "remember I come from Stockton" comment and just about fell out of my chair. Always fun reading your recipes :)

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