Shane is my sous chef in our kitchen. In fact he is wearing one of two aprons he made for us the Christmas we were engaged. They have our names embroidered on them, and our titles - Lauren: Chef, Shane: Sous Chef. Did you know that Shane could sew? He's very good.
Yesterday Shane made a Peppermint Pie to take for dessert at my Sister-in-Law's house (start to finish all by himself). I used to have this dessert during the summers at my Aunt Marianne's house when she would make it. But, peppermint ice cream is only available during the holidays around here, so it's become a winter time treat
You start by making the pie crust out of Double Stuffed Oreos - 1 bag. Don't be afraid of the "stuff" in the oreos, I promise it won't hurt you. All the cream in the middle is what makes the crust stick together - no baking involved. I usually use a food processor, but Shane crushed the cookies by hand in a ziplock bag with a rolling pin - more fun and less clean up. You want to get the pieces fairly small so the crust sticks.
Then smooth out the ice cream, cover the pie with plastic wrap, and put it in the freezer to set up.