Okay, so I took a break from knitting, writing patterns, illustrating and graphic designing today…
The basketball team my son is on, the girls' team and the cheerleaders from our junior high had a spaghetti dinner this evening and Joe was responsible for bringing something. He said he wanted to bring a dessert.
Okay, so I do cakes. That seems the easiest thing to do, BUT
I'm not really about to donate a $150 fondant covered cake to a team spaghetti dinner, am I?
I made a dirt cake instead.
Now if you've never had a dirt cake you are seriously missing out…butter and cream cheese whipped together with milk, instant pudding mix and powdered sugar (don't forget a touch of vanilla!) folded together with Cool Whip! Oh…and most importantly…CRUSHED-TO-OBLIVION OREOS!
Aren't you going into sugar shock just thinking about it?! =]
Most of these kids have probably had dirt cake, or at least something similar, so I decided to dress it up a bit. I know some people serve it in a flower pot, but that wouldn't be big enough to feed the number of people expected.
I put mine in a planter box, arranged some fake flowers on top (don't forget to add gummy worms!) and stuck a plastic shovel in it.
My son had to be the first one to dig in just because everyone else thought it was just a flower arrangement, but it did go over very well and I'm glad because that would've been an awful lot of dirt cake to have at my house over the weekend.
I'm going into a sugar coma just thinking about it!
Here's the pic! (I apologize that it's blurry…I took it with the camera on my phone and I guess I was in a bit of a hurry!!)
Well, I gotta get back to all the other stuff…
But first a game of "Guess Who?" with The Blonde One™.
It's always good to take time with the kiddos, even though most of our quality time is spent with them learning how to do the things I love to do!
Cedar Pete's pattern is almost ready. I'm just going to finish up some drawings for the sewing part of the pattern tonight and get them put in and it'll be ready to go. I'll post the link to the store as soon as it's up!
And don't forget about our Super Sally Raffle.
Remember…a donation of $1 a ticket or 6 tickets for $5. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on how to enter.
Well, gotta scoot!
Ya'll keep your chins up, even if you have frizzy hair on a sunny day!!!!