Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bosten Cream Pie Mini's

Don't these look awesome?  They are!  This picture is from the Kraft Website but I have a few too! 

What You Need
1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1 cup cold milk
1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided
4 squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate

Make It
HEAT oven to 350ºF.

PREPARE cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes. Cool completely.

BEAT pudding mix and milk with whisk 2 min. Let stand 5 min. Meanwhile, use serrated knife to cut cupcakes horizontally in half. Stir 1/2 cup COOL WHIP into pudding; spoon onto bottom halves of cupcakes, using about 1 Tbsp. for each. Cover with cupcake tops.

MICROWAVE remaining 1 cup COOL WHIP and chocolate in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 min. or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring after 1 min. Stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Let stand 15 min. Spread onto cupcakes. Refrigerate 15 min. before serving. Refrigerate leftovers


30 Days of Thankfulness

November 18, 2010
Today I am thankful for quiet mornings.  I enjoy the hour or two I get in the morning when everyone is sleeping.  I get up with my husband, sometimes between 5 and 5:30, make his lunch and than snuggle back in and watch some news until 6:00.  I than have from 6-7:15 to get ready for the day, relax, have my devotions and just enjoy the morning before the little munchkin arrives.  Normally he is still sleeping so than I have until one wakes up, normally around 8:00 to get some things marked off my list.  All that time really helps my day run smoothly and as I sit here this morning enjoying the calmness, I am thankful.  Plain and simple.

30 Days of Thankfulness

November 17, 2010
Today I an thankful for  . . .my soft bed!  Today was a really long day - not a bad day at all - just long, lots of things going on and we seemed to be going non stop (even no naps for two little boys!).  It was so nice to fall into bed (last night since I forgot to post this I was so tired!), crawl under the covers, snuggle in and drift off to sleep!