Saturday, April 25, 2009

Warning- by Jenny Joseph

When I am an old woman,
I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go,
and doesn’t suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy
and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other peoples’ gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats
and things in boxes

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked
and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.
— Jenny Joseph

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A few of my favorite things

Just a post of a few of my favorite things. At this house we are obsessed with Twilight. Dr. Carlisle Cullen is my favorite character.

I have always loved pictures of Austria. If I could go anywhere in the world that is where I would want to go. Aren't these pictures beautiful?

And of course my favorite dessert is Boston Creme Pie. Aren't I making you hungry?

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Another church gathering recipe.

Here is another great church recipe. Today the church had a Easter Egg Hunt and some nice ladies brought some goodies. Of course we had to check out the goodies.

This recipe is Cream Cheese bars. I found the recipe on I asked the lady for the recipe and she told me but of course I did not have a pen. So right after I got home I found this recipe!! YAY!! They are delicious. Try them.

1 box yellow cake mix
1 egg
1/2 stick of butter
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 eggs, beaten
1 box confectioners' sugar, sifted
Mix first 3 ingredients and press in 9 x 13 inch greased pan. Mix remaining ingredients with an electric mixer until well blended; pour over crust in pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes. Let stand until cold. (May fall in the middle.) Cut into small bars.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I am loving Church Dinners

Last night we had dinner at our church and the kids ate sooo good. They served thin chicken breasts breaded and baked, corn, baked beans, yeast rolls and Eclair Cake.
The cake was sooo yummy and sounded easy to make. Here is the recipe that I found online for it. The reviews say it is better to heat the icing in the microwave a few seconds and to let the dessert sit overnight in fridge.
THe beans tasted just like Big John Beans. I will have to ask for the recipe for that.
Enjoy. Yum Yum!!!

Eclair Cake

"This is a very quick and simple no bake dessert cake. It uses graham crackers and a pudding mixture. It tastes just like an eclair, but there is enough for a crowd!! It is a great recipe for children who are learning to cook, there is no baking involved or any power kitchen tools. Just a bowl and a spoon!"

25 Min
4 Hrs 25 Min
Original recipe yield 1 - 13x9 inch pan





  • 2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 (16 ounce) package graham cracker squares
  • 1 (16 ounce) package prepared chocolate frosting


  1. In a medium bowl, thoroughly blend the pudding mix, whipped topping, and milk.
  2. Arrange a single layer of graham cracker squares in the bottom of a 13x9 inch baking pan. Evenly spread half of the pudding mixture over the crackers. Top with another layer of crackers and the remaining pudding mixture. Top with a final layer of graham crackers.
  3. Spread the frosting over the whole cake up to the edges of the pan. Cover, and chill at least 4 hours before serving.


The frosting will be easier to spread if the cake is covered and chilled for about 30 minutes before spreading.