Everybody knows March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, but do you know March 16th is St. Urho’s Day? Saint who, you ask? St. Uro, the patron Saint of Finland don’t ya know. According to legend, he drove giant grasshoppers from the great grape harvest, thus saving the day.
Of course, if we’re talking tall tales, that is one–one made up by two Finnish fellows in Minnesoota in the 1950s.
Still, St. Urho does have his day. And if there are two things you don’t joke about they’re saints and celebrations.
With this in mind I decided to combine my holidays: corned beef, cabbage, and soda bread for dinner, grasshopper pie for dessert.
Mainly, I wanted something simple. I mean really, who are we kidding? The corned beef, cabbage, and soda bread are the stars of the show. I had not the patience for anything requiring effort beyond that point. Also, I wanted something light and fluffy.
This grasshopper pie recipe fit the bill, perfectly.
For the record, I basically ground the Andes mints going into the pie, used chocolate fudge pudding, and Truwhip.
Just a little something to keep in mind the next time you need a light, refreshing dessert and you haven’t the patience whip something up completely from scratch.