Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Eclair Cake


This is a very easy dessert to make, the only problem is that you have to wait overnight (or at least 8 hours) before you serve it. Then it just stares at you and calls your name every time you open the fridge. So be sure when you store it in the fridge to put it as far back as possible :P

Ingredients:

1 package of graham crackers
1 package of instant vanilla pudding mix 
1 1/2 cups of milk 
2 cups of thawed Cool Whip
1/2 tub of chocolate frosting ( I used the whole thing )

Directions:

In a 8x8 dish, arrange in a single layer of graham cracker to cover the bottom of the dish. 

In a medium size bowl, mix together the vanilla pudding mix with the milk. Add the Cool Whip and mix until well combined. Pour half the pudding mixture over the graham cracker. Add another layer of Graham cracker over the pudding and pour the other half of the pudding mixture over top. Finally top with your last layer of graham cracker. Cover and refrigerate 45 minutes for the pudding to set. 

When the pudding is set, microwave the chocolate frosting for about 30 seconds to make it more spreadable. Uncover your dessert and spread the chocolate frosting on top. 
Cover it and put it back in the refrigerator over night. This dessert gets better over time because the graham cracker needs to soften. 

The next day cut into squares and serve cold !!


Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Crock Pot Beef Stew


On days that the kids wake up slightly before 6am, I know it's going to be a long day especially if the weather is not great !! By 7:30am dinner was ready. This is very simple recipe but very tasty. My family LOVED it ! Even my 18month old son who rarely eats meat, inhaled this so fast that both my husband and I were telling him to slow down :)
Here's what you'll need to make it 

Ingredients:

1 pound beef
4 carrots, sliced 
5 potatoes cut in cubes
1 bay leaf
2 cans of cream of mushroom soup
1 can tomato soup
1 can of onion soup or 1 package od dry onion soup mix

I had a roast on hand so I cut into cubes. Be sure to take the string off ... I didn't see it so I cut it up too :P
Place the beef in the crock pot. Add the sliced carrots followed by the potato. Place the bay leaf on top.
In a medium size bowl, mix together the rest of the ingredients , cream of mushroom soups, tomato soup and onion soup. Pour it into the crock pot. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours. Serve with a nice warm bread or bun ! Mmm so good !