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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fruit Pizza

This recipe is one of my favorites.  I love it when others bring it to meetings.  Tonight, I have L.I.F.T. (Ladies in Faith Together) at church.  We always bring a snack to share.  When I was making it, I thought it looked very patriotic.  So, if you wanted, you could use it for Memorial Day coming up!
If you have a recipe like this, but it's different a little, I'd love to hear how you fix yours.  I'm always tweaking recipes that I find.
* sugar cookie dough package (18 oz)
* 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
* 1/3 cup sugar
* 1/2 tsp. vanilla
* 1 Tbsp. lemon juice (it was too sweet for me, so I used the lemon juice to cut it a bit).
* small can crushed pineapple, try to get out the juice.
* berries and other fruit like kiwi, grapes, oranges (I don't use oranges because I'm allergic to them)

1. Roll out cookie dough onto pizza pan and bake to the directions on the package.  Let cool completely.

2. Mix everything but the fruit together. I used a folk to really mix it well. Place in frig until ready to use. 

3. After the cookie is cooled, smooth mixture on top. 
4. Now, mix in your pineapple
5. Top with fruit
6. Refrigerate to set.  My mom taught me to use toothpicks before placing plastic wrap on food so that the wrap doesn't stick to the food.  Enjoy!
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Monday, May 23, 2011

What's for dinner

Growing up, my mom taught me the value of sitting down and making a plan for dinners.  It helps with grocery shopping, we can consider balanced meals, we can have a variety of meals, and it's amazing how much time we save when we don't have to figure it out at last minute.
Here is this week's plan:

Monday: Ham slice, summer squash, homemade mashed potatoes and side salad.  Strawberries and whipped cream for dessert.
Tuesday: Rotisserie chicken (save 1/2 for tomorrow), corn on the cob, green beans and side salad.  Strawberries and whipped cream for dessert.
Wednesday: Southwest chicken soup and cornbread.  Watermelon for dessert.
Thursday: Slow cooker pulled pork sandwiches with French Fries and baked beans.  Dessert TBA
Friday: Leftovers
Saturday: Church cookout - bring a potluck dish.
Sunday: Taco Salad. Ice cream for dessert.