Sunday, March 14, 2010

Spring has Sprung

I think spring is finally upon us. I am sure we will still see the occasional spring snowfall, but the worst is behind us. I am looking forward to getting the gardens going, get walking and enjoying the sunshine, and BBQ'ing...lots of it!

I had a great time last weekend at the scrapbooking weekend. I got 12 pages mostly finished. They just need titles and a few extra embellishments. I need to come up with an idea for a card for ladies night on Wednesday but my creativity is running on empty. I spent it all last weekend!

This weekend, Lee is home. I bought him tickets to see Billy Talent for his birthday. The concert was Friday night. Cancer Bats weren't that great and alexisonfire were just OK. I don't really understand the whole screaming instead of singing. Against Me was pretty good. And Billy Talent was awesome! We saw Billy Talent 5 or 6 years ago at a Warped Tour. It was 35 degrees, no shade and $3.50 bottles of water. We got trampled, elbowed, and stomped on. Lee had to pull me out of the crowd backwards and we missed half of Billy Talent's half hour show. So this was to make up for that and we had a great time.

Yesterday, I made a boiled cabbage dinner and flaky dessert. I had never made flaky dessert before, but I had heard of it from my friend Gola. It is supposed to be similar to the Vachon Flakie cakes, and it is close. It was nice and light, and a cinch to make. I didn't get a good picture, but this gives you an idea.

Flaky Dessert

  • 1 box vanilla instant pudding, 4 serving size
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1L Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 cup jam or jelly
  • 1 sleeve soda crackers, unsalted

Mix pudding and milk. Fold in 1/2 tub of Cool Whip. Place a single layer of soda crackers on the bottom of and 8x8 pan. Spread 1/2 of pudding/Cool Whip mixture on crackers. Place another single layer of crackers and add another layer of pudding mix. Stir jam or jelly until smooth, and spread on top. Spread remaining Cool Whip on top and cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.

A little tip about the jam. I bought Smuckers Strawberry jam in a squeeze bottle and just squeezed it on. It is much easier than trying to spread it on the pudding. If you are going to used jam or jelly in a jar, try microwaving for 10 seconds or so then stir. It will be easier to spread when slightly warmed.