Maureen: We’re having Grasshopper Pie today. I think this is something my mom made a lot of when we were growing up, but I’m equally sure she probably used jello to make it. Maybe I shouldn’t admit to the world that Mom used jello as an ingredient.
Tim: Why not? It was the 1970s in America. Everybody did.
Maureen: Nicholas wanted to have it because it’s his favourite colour– green. Kirstin tried to make a similar thing for us back in October from Nigella Lawson’s Kitchen, but she couldn’t find the liqueurs anywhere in London. We had devil’s food cake instead, which was pretty good. I finally found an online source for the liqueurs, but we never made it. On to this grasshopper pie. What does everyone think?
Andrew (11): This looks mouth-wateringly good.
Nicholas (7): This has got to be one of the best ones of the month!
Andrew: This is very, very, very good.
Nicholas: I’d give it 10 very goods and 10 stars as well.
Nicholas: It’s not just because it’s green that I like it. I like the mint, and I like that it has a hint of chocolate.
Andrew: I like the mint and the chocolate together. But I would have liked it more if you hadn’t put the whipped cream on top. I didn’t like that.
Tim: I think it’s a little bit weird.
Maureen: Do you mean it’s not bringing you back to your 1970s American childhood? Would you want me to make it again?
Tim: No. It brings back too many memories of jello, and jello in pie form. It was nice but it reminds me too much of that.