Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July 4, 2011

I'm in between loads of laundry and I'm trying to catch up on back blog posts. Anyhow, July 4th for Todd and I is typically spent at Cherry Lake in Madison, FL. If I've never mentioned it before Todd's family is outrageously HUGE! Which makes for a great weekend filled with family bonding over lots of eating, boating, game playing, eating, annual softball game, and did I mention EATING? Yes, I married in to a family that enjoys eating just as much as I do. Match made in heaven :)

I made some July 4th decorated sugar cookies iced with cream cheese icing :)

Chocolate covered Rice Krispies

Cheater's Banana Pudding (which is totally AWESOME)

Prep time - 15 minutes


2 bags PF chess cookies (I couldn't find Chess cookies so I used 2 boxes of Lorna Doone shortbread cookies)

6-8 large bananas

2 cups milk

1 5oz box french vanilla pudding

1 8oz block cream cheese (softened)
1 14oz can condensed milk

1 12oz container of whipped topping (cool whip)


Line the bottom of a 9 x 13 dish with 1 bag/box of cookies and layer bananas on top. In a bowl combine the milk and pudding mix and blend well using a hand held mixer. Using another bowl, combine cream cheese and condensed milk together and mix until smooth. Fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture. Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended. Pour mixture over cookies and bananas and cover with remaining cookies.

There you have it! Thanks Ash for this super easy, super delicious banana pudding recipe:)

Some of my favorite people. . . See Todd & Zachary in the background tubing!

Z & Uncle Todd taking a short canoe ride on the lake . . . Hey, at least we try and negate all the food we consume with a little physical exertion. I was on the dock laying out ;)

Is he not the sweetest thing you've ever laid your eyes on?

We had another great year at the lake and we look forward to July 4, 2012 and the new additions to the family ;)

1 comment:

  1. Yummy Food and good family ! beautiful your pictures and Lovely smile on face. great posting i love it
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