Kathleen is having her annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl and I'm sharing my St. Patrick's Day tea. I've made some Pistachio Layered Dessert, made into a smaller size. Please join me for some Irish tea and and some dessert, won't you? The Thomas Kinkade look-alike painting was done by my son, Mike, when he was a senior in high school, in 1999. My daughter bought me the pretty teapot and I'm using my Belleek vase to hold some greenery and white flowers. I can't part with my Irish breakfast tea tin that my hubby and I brought home from Ireland. The journal holds daily memories of our trip, back in September of 2009.
I had saved a Thomas Kinkade calendar and Mike asked me to pick out my favorite month and I chose this one. Can you see the "K" that he painted above the front door? The cottage reminds me of an Irish cottage and I love the bright flowers, the cobbled pathway and everything about it.
I thought this dessert would be perfect for my St. Patrick's Day tea and I'm serving it on my new "Shamrock" Fiesta plate. My family bought me four different colors of Fiesta settings for my birthday. Make sure you check out all the fun St. Paddy's Day ideas at Cuisine Kathleen.
Pistachio Layered Dessert
1 1/2 cups crushed chocolate cream-filled cookies (Oreos) (about 18 cookies)
3 T. butter melted
Cream Cheese Layer:
8 oz block cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup Cool Whip
1 box Instant Pistachio pudding
1 1/2 cups milk
Additional Cool Whip and Chopped Pecans or Chopped Pistachios
1. Crush cookies and mix with melted butter. Pat into the bottom of an 8 x 8" or 9 x 9" pan. Refrigerate until next steps.
2. In the bowl of a mixer, combine softened cream cheese, powdered sugar and Cool Whip using the whisk attachment. Whip until fully combined and spread over the crust.
3. In a large bowl, mix pudding mix and milk until pudding is thickened. Spread over cream cheese layer. Top with additional Cool Whip and nuts and refrigerate several hours until firm.
For a bigger crowd, double the ingredients and put in a 9 x 13" pan.
I am sharing this with these lovely parties:
Kathleen's St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl
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