One evening, we decided to stop off at a local taco place for dinner. We love it because we can get three tacos for a dollar. For two dollars, we can feed our whole family. That night, however, I noticed they had a new salad […]
Month: July 2008
This is my mom’s famous punch bowl cake. Once I tried making her delectable coconut cake, but it turned out to be a mess, because the layers were slipping off each other. So, into the bowl they went with all the ingredients for mom’s punch bowl cake. Turned out great.
1 angel food cake
1 can crushed pineapple in natural juices
1 large pkg of cook-&-serve vanilla pudding
1 can cherry pie filling
Cook pudding and cool. Divide cake into three pieces. Break one piece into small pieces in the bottom of large glass bowl.Â Spread a layer of 1/3 of the pudding, 1/3 of the pie filling, and 1/3 of the pineapple. Sprinkle nuts. Repeat two more times.Â Cover with whipped cream and decorate with cherries, nuts, or whatever. Refrigerate for at least three hours.
Alternatives: try using pound cake or white cake instead of the angel food cake. Sprinkle some coconut flakes between the layers and on top.
I bought this trifle bowl for a friend a could of years ago and I loved it so much I bought one for myself. Considered it an early Christmas Present. The price was great and I love the sides are straight and tall. Makes for a nice presentation.
The ancient chinese believed the roots of the rhubarb plant contained medicinal properties. Today, however, the stalk is generally used in sauces and desserts. Rhubarb looks like a red stalk of celery. Unlike celery, rhubarb is sour and requires a generous amount of sweetener, which […]
If you have never tried rhubarb before, this recipe is the perfect introduction. This recipe is from makeandtakes.com. Cake: 3 cup flour 1 cup sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp soda 2 tbsp butter/margarine, softened 2 cups buttermilk 2 eggs, slightly […]
This is my personal favorite pasta salad. It’s easy, filling, tasty, and a cinch to make!
1 pkg. Spiral Pasta (Rotini)
1 pkg. Italian Salad Dressing Mix (Plus enough Oil, Vinegar and Water for the mix)
1 pkg. Pepperoni
2 Cups Cheddar Cheese Chunks
1/4 Cup Sun-Dried Tomatoes, cut up
1 Yellow Bell Pepper
Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse pasta with cold water. Meanwhile, chop up pepperoni into fourths, cheese chunks, dice tomatoes, quarter cucumbers, and dice bell pepper. Prepare salad dressing according to package directions. Mix it all together in a big bowl and chill before serving or serve immediately.
I have always loved movies. Some of my clearest childhood memories are of going to the movies. I can remember the whole family going to the drive-in and another time sitting on my dadâ€™s lap watching Raiderâ€™s of the Lost Ark.
During the summer, our local movie theater hosts a free movie day every week. The feature films are all G-rated kid friendly films. I have not attended a free movie day yet because, the thought of my kids taking off in a packed theater does not interest me at all. However, a couple of years ago we met a couple who told us about one of their favorite summer family activities. As we were sitting on the couch in their front room, they excitedly told us about one of their favorite things to do during the summer, is going to the drive-in theater. The best part was when they told us that they take their work truck and load the couches on the flat bed to watch the movie in comfort.
Another way to enjoy the comforts of home, is to host your own drive-in theater. If you have younger children, help them make their own cars out of cardboard boxes. Set up a â€œSnack Barâ€ and a ticket booth. Set a price for each item. Give each child enough fake currency to buy a ticket and snacks.
If you have the money, teenagers and are tech savvy an inflatable projection screen for the backyard is worth checking out.