SIMPLY Lickety Split Lemonade Pie

Today’s pie took about seven minutes to make. My husband remembers his mom making it when he was growing up, and he found this recipe for me on the web. You can make it too–I couldn’t believe how easy it was.I used a store-bought graham cracker crust. You can make one if you want–today, I didn’t want to. In a bowl, I put 12 ounces of Cool Whip, 6 ounces of frozen lemonade, and one can of sweetened condensed milk. I folded it together with a wooden spoon. Then I dumped it in the crust. I put the little plastic cover over the pan and put it in the freezer. That was it. It just has to freeze about 6 hours or overnight.

We both tasted the filling, which was lickety-licious. Likeable and lickable. Lick-o-riffic!

Can’t wait to taste it tomorrow.

Again, I’m kinda dumbfounded about how simple the pie was to make. Some part of me really wanted to put more stuff in there–surely, it must be more complicated. At the risk of making a really cheesy life parallel here, life really is more simple than we make it. We try so hard to make it complicated, detailed, difficult….MORE.

But it doesn’t have to be. When I think of the most beautiful, precious things in my life–these things are not the complicated ones.

I’ll leave you with these famous lyrics. I love this song–it was played on the organ as my new husband and I exited the sanctuary after our vows.

‘Tis the gift to be simple,
’tis the gift to be free
‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gained,
To bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come ’round right.

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