Friday, May 20, 2011

Fat Friday!

I'm not exactly sure about this,
but I have a strong feeling that BAPTIST WOMEN are gifted in a special area.

This gift they have often shows up at Bridal and Baby Showers, Funeral Dinners, Potlucks and Small Group Get-Togethers in lovely 9" x 13" glass pans.

Ready to know what this special gift is?

I believe it's the gift of 
Perfected Fluffy Desserts.

I'm still sorting through whether this is an actual spiritual gift or more of a Baptist talent.

Last week, I made a Fluffy Dessert to share with our college and single kids that come over on Sunday nights.  

They liked the fluffy dessert

Sure, I could add years to their lives by preparing healthy, nutritious snacks, but those, somehow, never get eaten.  Ahem.

So, I tap into the gift and make the fluff

Berried Delight 
1 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
1/4 c. sugar
1/3 c. melted butter

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. sugar
2 T. milk
2 c. whipped topping

2 pints strawberries

2 small packages instant vanilla pudding
3 1/2 c. milk

8 oz. whipped topping

Combine crumbs, sugar, and butter.  Press into a 9" x 13" pan.  Chill 15 minutes.

Beat cream cheese, sugar, and milk until smooth.  Fold in 2 c. whipped topping.  Spread over crust.  
Top with strawberries, hulled and halved.

Prepare pudding with 3 1/2 c. milk.  Pour over berries.  Chill several hours or overnight.

Before serving, top with 8 oz. whipped topping.  Garnish with a few strawberries.

So, how about you have the gift?


Anonymous said...

If making cupcakes from a box and frosting them with a can of frosting with the help of two little boys who really did help at every step, especially relishing the "all star" flags and sprinkles that went on top, and delivering said cupcakes to Daddy and his coworkers downtown counts . . . then yes. --Jess
(I know, that's not even baking, technically. Sort of one notch up from just buying the cupcakes from a bakery. But still, it was fun.)

Julie said...

Funny that you should post this. I do NOT have the gift. I found a yummy looking fluffy dessert recipe this past week that turned into a runny mess. The kids wont even eat it.

une autre mère said...

And this is one of the many reasons I love you. You truly have the gift! This looks so yummy I can hardly bare to look at it anymore without drooling all over my iPod screen. I love Fat Fridays!! :)

Sue said...

Looks like you are a professional fluffy dessert maker! Looks delicious!

Sarah said...

Love it! I was raised Southern Baptist, and I completely agree with you! I always looked forward to the "fellowship" dinners :) :)

FilledToTheBrim - Kate said...

It is definitely a gift! That looks yummy!