Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Memorial Day Fun!!

We had a very fun and busy Memorial Day weekend! Lots of bike riding and playing in the sprinkler. Gooser got this giant beach ball sprinkler thing for his bday and the kids couldn't get enough of it! Pickle was scared at first of the "wawa ball" but soon got into it!

We also did a lot of cooking! I was making a meal for a family in my area and wanted to do something picnic-like but didn't want to just grill something and bring it to them because I thought it would get congealed and gross. So I was thinking of some kind of casserole thing and I came up with...

Corn Dog Casserole
2 packages Jiffy corn bread mix (plus 2 eggs and milk)
1 package hot dogs (Best's All-Beef)
2 cans Hormel chili
1 package shredded cheddar cheese

Grill the dogs and slice them on the bias. Prepare one pack of cornbread according to directions on box and pour into greased casserole dish. Layer sliced dogs on top. Pour chili over dogs. Put a layer of cheese over that and then the other box of prepared corn bread mix. Then some more cheese on top! Bake @ 350 for one hour. Crazy delicious!!

Another fun thing I made was this Cool Whip/strawberry frozen thing. I'll call it...

Strawberry Dream:
1 tub (8 oz.) Cool Whip
1 can sweetened, condensed milk
2 large containers fresh strawberries
10 Oreo cookies
1 T butter, melted

First, line a loaf pan with tin foil. Mash up one container of strawberries in bowl and mix in the can of condensed milk and 2 cups of Cool whip. Pour into prepared pan. Crush up Oreos and mix w butter. Press onto strawberry mixture. Cover w/ foil and freeze--preferably overnight. When well-frozen, turn onto plate and frost entire dessert w/ Cool Whip. Artfully arrange sliced strawberries on the top!!

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