Wednesday, March 28, 2012

52 Pies in 2012

We rated Pie #14 Double Strawberry Ice Cream Pie on a scale of 1 - 5:

Taste - 4.5
Appearance - 4.5
Crust - 3.75
Overall - 4.25

The crust on this pie was a little tough but this could have been because we had to broil it instead of baking it (oven still not fixed!). Overall we loved this pie especially after working outside in the yard in 80 degree plus weather. It tasted great!

Simple recipe. . .

1 1/2 cups Oreo cookie crumbs (remove white filling)
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1/8 teaspoon salt
Strawberry ice cream
Strawberries for garnish, if desired
Chocolate syrup

Finely grind the cookies and combine with melted butter and salt. Press evenly across the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake in 350 degree oven for 6-8 minutes or until crisp. Let cool completely before filling. To make it simpler, you can purchase a ready made Oreo cookie crust.

Let the ice cream soften at room temperature. Fill pie crust with ice cream and top with whipped topping. Freeze until firm. Before serving, add strawberries and chocolate syrup if desired.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Newly found treasures

While cleaning out Dad's house last weekend, we discovered several things we hadn't seen before. . .

Photo of my Great Uncle Ed McNerney and Grandpa Jim Sheehan

Found this written inside the back cover of one of Dad's textbooks, "Citizenship Through Problems for Junior High School Grades". He apparently was a baseball fan at age 14 also!

Newly found photo of Mom

A page from Great Grandfather George Antoni's journal (Mom's grandfather)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

52 Pies in 2012

We rated Pie #13 Irish Beef Hand Pie on a scale of 1 - 5:

Taste - 3.5
Appearance - 3.5
Crust - 4.0
Overall - 3.66

As our oven still isn't working (Keith, the repairman, has been ill), we had to grill these outside and then browned them under the broiler. They were pretty good but need additional spices and actually tasted better the next morning.

Monday, March 19, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Here's a short video of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Tonganoxie, KS

Music - "Sheehan's Reel"

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

52 Pies in 2012

We rated Pie #12 Lime Daiquiri on a scale of 1 - 5:

Taste - 3.6
Appearance - 4.25
Crust - 4.5
Overall - 4.1

We had a difference of opinion on this pie as Chuck rated the taste as 4.25 and Rita gave it a 3.0. Rita didn't like the chiffony (is that a word?) texture of the pie.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Bert Keeney pot

Chuck pot

Faces by Mike Willard / mugs by Chuck

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

52 Pies in 2012

We rated Pie #11 Chocolate Cream Pie on a scale of 1 - 5:

Taste - 4.5
Appearance - 3.5
Crust - 3.5
Overall - 3.83

This pie was made two days before serving so we decided to use Cool Whip instead of whipped cream. We'll definitely use whipped cream on our next cream pie. Also, the crust was slightly overbaked but the family enjoyed it anyway!