3.15.2013

A wee bit of luck...

Top of the morning to you lassies! I hope this Friday finds you fancy while you are drinking your Irish coffee or maybe in a field of clover leaves, hoping to find that fourth one for some Irish luck. Today is my St. Paddy's post for you all since St. Paddy's Day is Sunday. I am sharing my tips on how not to get pinched on Sunday. 

My one and only tip wear green. Simple enough right?
If you aren't sure how to wear green, I have three outfit examples.
Wear a striped green and black top with red denim and leopard flats.

Or you can wear a green pleated skirt with a grey sweatshirt, cobalt blue necklace and booties.

Lastly, a green pencil skirt with a polka dot chambray top and brown flats will do just fine.
 Just remember, wear green and you won't get pinched on Sunday.
If you want to go all out with wearing green and then eat something green, then make this grasshopper pie. I made it just for you all, solely for the purposes for this blog post. 
It is really simple and very minty, you don't have ever ask anyone after eating this pie, does my breathe stink? 

Grasshopper pie
First, gather together your ingredients. 16 mint oreos, 3 tablespoons butter, melted, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1 envelope gelatin, 2 cups heavy whipping cream, 3 egg yolks, 1/4 cup green creme de menthe, 1/4 white creme de cacao. 
*side note, I didn't want to spend $5 a bottle on the two alcohols listed for this pie so I used 1/2 teaspoon mint extract and a few drops of green food coloring. 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Add the 16 mint Oreos, filling and all to your food processor and grind them into crumbs. 


Pour the crumbs into another bowl and add the melted butter. 

Stir to combine then pour the cookie crumbs and butter mixture into your glass pie pan. Press the crumbs into a thin layer including going up the sides of the pie pan. 

Put your cookie crumb crust into the refrigerator for 20 minutes then remove. Pop it into the oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Once cooked, remove from oven and let cool. 
In a sauce pan, pour the packet of gelatin, add 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup whipping cream. Stir briefly then let the gelatin mixture sit for 5 minutes so the gelatin can blossom. 



After 5 minutes, move it to your burner and on medium heat, let it cook until hot but not boiling. Once it is very hot but not boiling, stir in the three egg yolks, stirring the entire time. Let this mixture thicken, about 2 minutes, then remove from the burner. Stir in the mint extract and green food coloring or the alcohol if you are making the original recipe. 

Pour the gelatin mixture into a clean bowl and let it rest in the refrigerator until wobbly, but not set, about 20 minutes. During the 20 minutes, every few minutes, stir the mixture so it doesn't set. Once the gelatin mixture is set, you will have to start over. Believe me, I know, I did this yesterday. 
Once the gelatin mixture is set, whip up the remaining 1 1/2 cup whipping cream until firm peaks. 

Once the whipping cream is in firm peaks, scoop 1 cup of whipped cream and pour into the gelatin mixture, stir until compltely combine. 

Then pour all the contents of the gelatin mixture bowl back into the mixing bowl with the whipped cream. Fold the ingredients together until there are no white streaks. 

 Once fully incorporated, pour the entire whipped cream gelatin mixture into your cookie crumb crust and place in the refrigerator. Let the pie set for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight. 


If you want to garnish, a curl of chocolate on top of each slice will do the trick.
Then serve, eat and enjoy St. Patrick's Day on Sunday and don't forget to wear green or else I warned you.

40 comments:

Life With Lauren said...

Cute outfits I love the first one. That dessert looks like something B would love. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Becky K said...

Oooo love the third outfit! And anything with an oreo crust is fine by me! Yum yum!

<3becky
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christina said...

I am so wearing green, no pitching going on here :)

that pie looks good!!

the girl in the red shoes said...

Love your green outfits! You always look super cute!

Cait said...

Oh my gosh that pie looks heavenly! We're going to a St. Patrick's Day House warming party on Saturday and the invite specifically said "wear green or get pinched!" I wasn't sure what I was going to wear but now I think I'm going to copy your second look!

Have a great weekend!
- Caitlin
http://woreoutblog.com/

TheTinyHeart said...

Mint oreos are SO good so I can only imagine how delicious that pie is!

-Sharon
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Emily said...

Happy (early) St. patty's day!! Love that green top & pleated skirt!

k8te said...

grasshopper pie! love that. i love outfit #1! st patty's is my favorite!

Melissa said...

That looks sooo good! And I love your green outfits! I'm wearing my green too! :o)

Kate @ Daffodils said...

I love the second look! I might need to make something like that happen today.

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

Your first outfit with the red pants is just way too cute!

I didn't wear green to work today - didn't get the memo, I guess. I think I'm literally the only one here in an office of 60 that is not wearing green. Whoopsies :)

wHiT | Black Little Button blog said...

love the outfits dear and that pie...looks fantastic!!
-wHiT

Alexa said...

Awww Meg. Love all of your outfits, and that pie looks delicious!

Always Maylee said...

Love all your green outfits. But what I'm really focusing on is that yummy pie!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Kayla Nelms said...

Uhhhhh.. That pie looks ah-mazing!

carrieburke said...

I have a green skirt I've been waiting to wear for St. Patrick's Day but had no idea what to wear it with so you're suggestions really help!

- Carrie

Krista said...

I want that grasshopper pie! Like. right. now. Yum!

Happy weekend Meg :)

Ashley said...

Mmhmm that pie looks delicious!! Love all those outfits!! Have a great weekend!!

McKenna Ryan said...

I love the third outfit!! You are so cute! xx. McKenna Lou
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Bev said...

I personally love all three options, but totes love your green stripes!! I don't have a for real green in my closet, but I do have teal... and mint... that'll do!!!

happy friday friend!! hope all is going well with the job hunt ;)

Erika said...

Love the outfits! And the pups in the background are adorbs!

Susie Dickson said...

I LOVE the second option – that skirt is so cute!

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Susannah said...

I love all your outfits. :-) That grasshopper pie looks wonderful too! Have a wonderful St Patties day!!

Mree said...

I love your outfits! Super cute!!
That pie looks yummie!! Happy St. Patty's Day!!

Best, Mree
www.twinlivingblog.com

Sarah and Stewart said...

I love your green pencil skirt!

Lauren Smith said...

Oh my, mint Oreos are my weakness!
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Lauren said...

This green pie looks amazing!!!
xo Lauren@ www.cornwellfam.com

Heather said...

Great green inspiration! I need to remember to get a Shamrock shake this weekend. Happy St. Patrick's!

LeeLee said...

Oh, boy. Great green inspiration and recipe. Looks delish.

Angela said...

I love those subtle St. Patrick's Day outfits! Also that pie looks so amazing...I may have to whip it up!

Janna Renee said...

Your green outfits are so chic! I will be on the slopes, so mine will be a little more laid back. Haha. That pie looks to die for!

Darby Hawley said...

oooo this festive pie sounds (and looks) delicious!!!

Jane said...

I love your outfits! Especially the middle one. And your pie looks delicious!!

Clair said...

Lovelovelove that first outfit! I am not creative enough with my wardrobe to ever think of a combination like that. But I'm inspired and will be trying to channel you tomorrow!

Lala H said...

so delicious!!! i got to try this one

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Lily said...

Oooh, love your pleated green skirt! And that pie looks simply scrumptious!

Faith said...

I completely want to wear your 2nd outfit! So cute.

And that dessert looks amazing! I want to try it badly!

still being [molly] said...

oh yum yum yum! i loveeee mint oreos!! and i totally pinched my friend today because she wasn't wearing green! LOL i felt like i was 7 years old again.

Maggy said...

Cute outfits! We totally missed it over here, I didn't even realize it until I checked Instagram...a little too late :)

ss fashion world said...

oh everything looks so cute and sweet !!