Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunday Night's Supper

Good afternoon. My morning has flown by. After getting the weeones up and on their way to school with a good hearty breakfast of  French toast, and bacon, I had to get washed up and headed into town to order my new glasses.
I have been having a lot of trouble with my eyes over the last year and have found out that I will need lazer surgury for Glocoma in the beginning of October. I also needed a new percription for glasses and been putting it off till the weeones went back to school. 
I hope it will help me to see better with night time driving,as I can not do that anymore. 
As for last night's supper it was DELISH!!!!!!
Jayne has been asking for a boiled dinner for a while now as it is one of her favorites. With this I decided to let the girls help me chop and prepare the veggies for it. 
They found new ways to bring a boiled dinner to life.

Not what I had in mind when I asked to help prepare the cabbage for the dinner. 

I also decided to try and make a old family favorite recipe for dessert. My Mom use to make these squares when I was growing up. It just hit me the other day when I seen the pudding on sale at the general store. 
Pistachio Squares Dessert

36 OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 3 cups)
6 Tbsp.  butter or margarine, melted
2 pkg. (3.4 oz. each) JELL-O Pistachio Flavor Instant Pudding
2 cups  cold milk
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided

I used chocolate wafers like mom did.
I pit them into a clear bag and began reaving stress by beating away with my rolling pin.

Then I melted the butter and mixed it with the wafers in a bowl. but keep a little aside to sprinkle on the end.

next spread it out into a 9x13 dish. 
then place in the fridge for at least 15 mins. to chill.

While your waiting on that, place your 2 packs of pudding mix together with 2 cups of milk. I used my electric beaters.

now spread it over the crumbs but keep out about a cup or a little more.
(Pretty color)

now divide your frozen topping in half and fold in the rest of that pudding and layer it over the green one. 

Spread the rest of the topping over that layer

Then finish with the crumbs you kept for the sprinkles.

That's it, now chill for 4 hours and there you have a rich but yet light dessert.


  1. I like Jayne and Jill's hats. I am glad my kids are not the only ones that do that. Your dessert looks really good.

    I hope that this surgery will help with your vision. I will be praying for you.

    Have a great afternoon and evening with your family.


  2. Thanks so much for your prayers. I am sure it will go well.
    Yep those crazy girls of mine will help out in the kitchen anytime with anything.

  3. Sorry to hear about your eyes. I hope the laser surgery will be able to correct them. Jayne and Jill look so cute in their hats! Your dessert looks delicious. I had forgotten about pistachio pudding and how good it is!

  4. I do hope your surgery goes well! soo need you a recipe section on here so we can see all your great recipes! Your boiled dinner sounds great! And I will have to try your desert recipe! Those girls are adorable! Have a wonderful day
    Cary Ann

  5. Thank you Vicki and Cary Ann I am sure the surgery will be fine and do the trick.
    I know I too had forgotten ow good pistachio was.....