I was out mowing the yard earlier and my neighbor told me their dog, Mr. Kaiser, died. I know how important my animals are to me so I really understand the pain associated with the loss of a pet. I decided a pie might be a thoughtful way to let them know they are in my thoughts. This pie is an excellent warmer weather choice, you can keep it for up to a month and it is delicious.
Strawberry Banana Pie
1 package (5 ¼ ounces) ice cream sugar cones, crushed
¼ cup ground pecans
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
2 large firm bananas cut into ¼ inch slices
2 cups strawberry ice cream, softened
1 pint fresh strawberries
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
In a large bowl, combine the crushed ice cream cones, pecans and butter. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 10 inch pie plate. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. In another large bowl, combine vanilla ice cream and mashed bananas. Spread over the crust; cover and freeze for 30 minutes. Arrange sliced bananas over ice cream; cover and freeze for 30 minutes. Top with strawberry ice cream; cover and freeze for about 45 minutes. Hull and halve strawberries; place around edge of pie. Mound or pipe whipped topping in center of pie. Cover and freeze for up to 1 month. Remove from the freezer about 30 minutes before serving.