Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I like to cook. I love finding new recipes that I think we will enjoy and I love preparing them for my family. Recently I found a few new recipes: Oreo Cheesecake, I came up with this one myself. An original! Actually I tasted some from Nikki's in town and decided to go home and create my own.) Wasn't Josh sweet to share? I think he will be glad he did too since now I will make it at home. You should try it:

1 Pkg of Philadelphia Cream Cheese softened
1 Can Eagle Brand Milk
1 small container of Cool Whip
1 bag of coarsely crushed Oreos
Mix together and pour into 2 Oreo Cookie Pie crusts
Top with a half container of Cool Whip on each pie
Top with Hershey's Chocolate Syrup
Refrigerate for an hour before serving

Ok too bad this is not Monday so I could say "I did not make yet another desert tonight". But I did. Again for Josh. We have got to fatten him up! :) Anyway here is one super simple version of Haystacks!
6 oz. Chow Mein Noodles
6 oz. Butterscotch chips
1/4 cup peanut butter
Melt chips in microwave (not too long).
Add peanut butter and chow mein
Drop on wax paper and allow to cool
Even though these are so easy they really are good. You can make them in just a few minutes!

The thing about recipes is that you take the ingredients and mix them together to make something great. Each ingredient in it's separate form may or may not be good to eat. But all together it makes for something delicious. Today I had to go to two different stores to get a couple of the items I needed to prepare my supper. (Well actually I went to one store and my sweet darling husband went to the other one.) All the ingredients aren't always right at your disposal. Sometimes it takes a little work to get certain things you need.

It is that way with us as well. At times there are things in our lives that we would rather not have to taste, so to speak. Other things we would like to have but we cant get our hands on them just yet. It takes a little time, effort, and maybe even a little help from a friend to eventually take hold of those things. But actually after God uses the not so tasty ingredients and they are mixed in with the other things in our lives that it took a little time to get a hold of, the end result can be pretty tasty. Are you following? :)


Avery's Mommy said...

Yum and Yum and yes I followed : )

Calley said...

those sound delicious! I gotta try that pie!

Penny said...

Yes, the pie sounds awesome. Lar would love it! =)
Hope Todd feels better. I noticed his voice sounding hoarse Sunday night.