Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Party & Share your favorite recipe!

Today we had our Student Services Office Bldg. Christmas Party. Everyone brought something to eat and little treats to swap with each other. All the food was so good! We had ham, string beans, crockpot mac & cheese, potato salad, rolls, all kinds of cakes, and candies, and puddings. I am SO stuffed and ready for a nap! Why is it that this time of year we think we have to sample EVERYTHING and make ourselves miserable? Especially during the holidays!!

What is your favorite holiday food? Share some recipes with us! Here is mine to get things going!

Dirt Cake Recipe

1-1/2 to 2 pounds chocolate sandwich cookies (like Oreos®)
1/4 pound (1 stick) margarine
4 packages instant chocolate pudding (made according to directions)
12 ounces non-dairy whipped topping (like Cool Whip®)
Candy gummy worms

Clean a new plastic flower pot (a rectangular window box is perfect) and a gardening shovel or trowel. Crush the cookies in a food processor or place them in a ziplock bag and use a rolling pin. The crumbs will resemble potting soil. Mix crumbs with melted margarine and make a 2-inch crust on the bottom of the flower pot. Combine the pudding and whipped topping, then spread on the crust. Put gummy worms on the pudding and spread the remaining crumbs on top. You can arrange some of the gummy worms so that their heads poke out of the "soil". Refrigerate overnight. Wrap the stems of some artificial flowers with foil and arrange in the pot, then serve the cake using the trowel.

Note: This recipe can be made non-fat by using skim milk and non-fat cookies. You can omit the margarine, which will make the crust crumbly, like the "top soil".

This version of the traditional recipe by: Carol Stewart

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