Monday, March 30, 2009

Cherry Nut Easter Eggs Recipe

Hi Y'all!

Today's newsletter features a recipe for Cherry Nut Easter Eggs, which sounds really wonderful!

How is your day going? Are you getting ready for Easter?

Our weather has really been nuts lately, but hey, it's Louisiana!

We hope you enjoy today's newsletter!

*Cherry Nut Easter Eggs

Ingredients:

1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
2 small boxes regular vanilla pudding and filling (do not use instant pudding)
1 (9 ounce) jar maraschino cherries
1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
1 to 2 pounds confectioners' sugar
1 pound chocolate, melted

First of all, you will need to cut the cherries in half, and then drain the cherries well on paper towels.
Next just cook milk, butter and pudding in a medium pan over low heat until well blended and the mixure is thick. Remove from stove and add the cherries, nuts and enough sugar to make it all a thick consistency.
Now you form the mixture into 8 to 10 egg shapes making sure your hands are coated in butter. Then you place the eggs onto a wax paper covered cookie sheet. You will need to chill the eggs in the fridge several hours until the egss are firm.
Not too much left to do now! Just melt the chocolate in a double boiler, but be really careful not to scorch it. Let cool a bit and frost the eggs with melted chocolate.
You can also decorate the eggs with your favorite butter cream icing.

Today's Joke:

Would you like something from my Easter basket?
Sure! Here. Have some plastic grass!

Today's Cooking Tip:

How to buy eggs:

I know when I first had to start grocery shopping, I didn't know too much at all about it! I knew you should check the expiration date on eggs along other items, but I didn't know that you should open the carton to check to see if any eggs were cracked! So, here are a few tips for when you are buying eggs! The colder the eggs the better. Try to reach to the back of the shelf, that is where the eggs are normally the coldest. Then open the carton, and make sure they are not cracked! Next., check the expiration date. If they expire in a few days, look for another carton that has a later date of expiration. Another indication that eggs are old is that they will be shiny. They should be clean and a little dull.

I hope these tips help someone!

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That's it for today folks! We hope you have a wonderful week!

Peggy and that wacky quacker, Georgette!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Easter Bunny Salad Recipe

Edible Easter Bunny Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

One leaf from a head of Lettuce laid out on a plate
Pear halves
Raisins
Apple slices or AlmondsPlace

This is a fun and really cute salad recipe that children can help with for easter. First you will need to add the pear halves on the leaf of lettuce. (this makes the body of the bunny).
Next insert raisins into the pear halves for the eyes and nose. The way to make the ears on the bunny is to add either apples slices or almonds.

Now we are almost finished making the Easter Bunny! All that is left to do is to add miniature marshmallow or cottage cheese to make the bushy tail for the bunny.

This is really quick, easy recipe that kids can help make. Another great thing about this salad recipe, it's edible!

Have a wonderful Easter, and lets hope the Easter Bunny brings the kids lot's of treats!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Looking for easter recipes-A little something different!

Are you looking for Easter recipes? I'm in the mood for something different this Easter! I get tired of the same old dishes, each and every year, but just don't want to hurt someones feelings! You know, the family gets together, so and so brings this Easter dish that they have been making for years, everyone says how wonderful it is, but, in the back of their minds they may be saying, it's good, but, I am looking for a different type of recipe this year for Easter, we have this each and every year!

Let's try and think outside of the box! Why can't we just fix our favorites? Why does it always have to be a "traditional Easter" meal? Yeah, well, Aunt Sally may be mad at us, because we bring something that is not what the family is used to, but, I have always been kind of the "black sheep" of the family anyway, they would expect that from me!

Sure, let's have the Easter games, with all the kids there, the Easter egg hunt, we can't do without that, especially finding the golden egg, that is always great! Have the whole family get together, I'm not saying get rid of tradition! Tradition is important. I'm just talking about food! Let's all try and bring one dish that is not what we usually bring for Easter. Try and take a little extra time if you have it, bring the dish you normally bring, but bring something else that you never do! Something you like, and hopefully something someone else will like!

Who knows? You may start your own family tradition for Easter!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Can't Afford Food-Much Less Buy Food that is good for you!

Why can't we afford food anymore? What kind of food is good for you? Milk, juice, vegetables, some types of meat, which even ground meat is getting really expensive to buy now, and full of grease, which is not good for you, much less any of the other food that is supposed to keep you healthy! Potatoes here in Louisiana have really gotten ridiculous. Can't afford to buy them either!

Fruit juice is way too expensive for me to buy on my budget. Milk, nope, can't afford to buy it either, so I just skip milk, even though I love it.

Lot's of folks are health concious these days, but have you ever thought about the folks that really can't afford to eat that way, that some folks turn down their noses at because of the way they eat?

Okay, food stamps.....for people who can't afford to buy food that they really need, food stamps are available, but.....the income level that the food stamp office usually requires for you to NOT have, is way too high for most folks to even qualify!

How are we supposed to feed our children? Even just something to fill them up, not to mention how we are supposed to be able to buy food that is good for them, or for you! I know lot's of Mother's that go hungry, just so their kids can have a little something to eat!

Okay, I'm sure, we have all seen lot's of people on the side of the road holding up signs, saying they are hungry, and will work for food. (Or at least we do here in Louisiana, maybe not in your part of the world) How do weed out the ones that are really hungry, and the ones that are lazy and just don't want to do a darn thing to help themselves? Lot's of folks are down on their luck, and they are forced to do such things to just put food on the table, but there are lot's of scam artists out there too. These people should be ashamed of themselves! They are making us turn a blind eye to the ones who really need help in buying food.

I had a friend of mine, that worked in a home cleaning business, she saw a woman on the side of the road, holding up a sign stating that she would work for food. Well, it so happened that they were really short that day, and could have used the extra help. They stopped and told the woman that she could come work for a days wages. Guess what she said? She said that she could not leave because she would lose her corner, but could they donate to her????? Well, my friend told her NO!!!! Which I totally agree with!

This post is not to offend anyone, I really would like your comments on this post. What are your views on this article? What would you have done if that woman said she would work for food, and then said she couldn't leave her corner!!!!!

Just my two cents on people that can't afford food, much less buy foods that are good for you!

Peggy

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