Sunday, November 18, 2007

Yummy Yummy!!!!

I wrote this to Jeni but decided to use it as a post about dinner last night. I am including three receipes that are Yummy Yummy!!!!

We had turkey, dressing with chestnuts, gravy, mashed potatoes, yams with pecans and pineapple, green beans, deviled eggs, cranberry sauce, rolls, apple and pumpkin pie, fudge pie (my mother use to make this), pina colada cake. The other things were pretty much standard items. Needless to say, I ate too much.

Today my son is smoking a turkey infused with Cajun season, red beans and rice, dirty rice, greens and we still have a pina colada cake and fudge pie (made extra yesterday). I am so hungry I could eat a horse right now. lol Thursday they are cooking the typical Thanksgiving dinner and having a couple of people over to eat.

I met 5 new people last night and all of them were "normal". I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation and fellowship for a change. Frank (he had the dinner last night) has things he is going to give me for the apartment ( I have a new place and will be moving shortly). A set of flatware, wine glasses, electric jar opener, Windex cleaner and he is going to let me use a TV he has in his bedroom that he does not watch. So it seems that things are beginning to come together.

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1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Unfold pie crust; fit into 9 inch pie pan. Prebake crust according to package directions. Remove from oven.
Lower the oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Beat together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, butter or margarine, eggs and vanilla in a medium-size bowl. Spoon into pie shell.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until set. Allow to cool to room temperature. Serve with whipped topping or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You can add some fresh fruit (strawberries, yum) on top with the other stuff.

PiƱa Colada Cake and Frosting

1 (approx. 18.25 ounces) box white cake mix
1 small package (4 serving size) coconut instant pudding mix
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup dark rum
4 eggs
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
1 cup flaked coconut

2 tablespoons dark rum
2 tablespoons pineapple juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups confectioners sugar

1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
1/3 cup dark rum
1 small package (4 serving size) coconut instant pudding mix
1 container (8 ounces) Cool Whip
coconut to taste, toast* if desired

Grease and flour a 13 x 9-inch pan or two round 8-inch layer cake pans. Preheat oven to 350°. Mix cake mix, pudding, oil, water and rum. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each
addition. Stir in pineapple then fold in coconut. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.

While cake is still warm, combine drizzle ingredients. Use a spoon and soak the layers with the mixture twice. May be extra drizzle. Just make sure the cake layers are wet.

Mix crushed pineapple, rum, and coconut instant pudding. Beat until it thickens. Fold in 1 container of Cool Whip. Frost cake and sprinkle top with coconut or toasted coconut.
To toast coconut: Spread coconut in shallow pan. Bake at 350° for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until lightly browned.

Yams with Pecans and Pineapple
Use canned yams and mash them up. Add pecans and pineapple to taste and heat as usual. His were not topped but you could put cool whip on top or melted marshmallows.


Shadow said...

wow, that DOES all sound yummy!!! but now it's monday morning, and my motto for the week is 'everything in moderation'. so i'm thinking of moderate healthy food vs. the yummy stuff you've got here.... thank god we're heading towards the weekend when i spoil my family and can try some of this stuff... thanx for the recipes! i love trying out new things.

vicariousrising said...

That all sounds delicious. We're getting close to moving into our new house. I can't wait to be able to cook again. Our temporary living situation is best for take out and microwaving. Yuck. I miss my good pots and pans!

Your new view is fantastic!

Jeni said...

Woo hoo! See you got a really good post out of my request for recipes didn't you? Good job, kid!

Jeni said...

And, before I forget

Shadow said...

happy thanksgiving dear sylvia!