Building Memories, Cards and Recipes


Al's cards 3I picked up this envelope in the mail today. It said it was from Valerie L. It was addressed to Al. When he got home I handed it to him. It took him fifteen minutes to open it but he did it. There was a very pretty card and two magnets, one for him and one for me. Thank-you so much Valerie. He really liked it and the magnets are adorable.

I sound like a broken record but once again if anyone wants to send Al a card just write to me at

tellmenolies2004@yahoo.com

for address.

I got a couple of recipes off of my Facebook friends this week. Since Al has struggled so much with pain I decided that I can’t take the pain a way, but I can keep his belly full. The two recipes I am going to make are really good-looking to me. I thought maybe you may want to try them too.

Chocolate Chip Gooey Cake

Crust

1 box butter recipe cake mix.

1 egg

1/2 c. melted butter

Filling

1 8oz. softened cream cheese

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 16 oz. box powdered sugar

1/2 c. melted butter

1 c. chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13 baking pan. In a bowl combine cake mix, egg, and butter with an electric mixer. Mix well. Pat into the bottom of prepared pan and set aside. Still using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth, add eggs and vanilla. Dump powdered sugar and beat very well. Reduce the speed of mixer and slowly pour in melted butter. Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.

Pour filling onto  mixture and spread evenly. Bake for 40-45 minutes. You want the center to be gooey so don’t over bake. If you want to drizzle chocolate over the top you may after 15 minutes of cooling the cake. Allow to cool for one hour before cutting.

 

Cherry Bars

1 c. butter, softened

2 c. sugar

4 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1/4 tsp. almond extract

1 tsp. salt

1 21oz. of cherry pie filling

Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp. almond extract

2Tbs. milk

Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Beat in extracts.

In a separate bowl combine flour and salt. Add to the creamed mixture. Mix until combined.

Grease a 9×13 baking pan. Spread 3 cups batter. Spread with pie filling. Drop remaining batter on top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until knife or toothpick comes out clean

Cool. Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over the bars.

 

Sausage Casserole

1 lb. sausage

1/2 small red bell pepper

1/3 white onion

1/2 small green bell pepper

1 lb. frozen hash browns

1/2 c. sour cream

1/2 to 3/4 cup American shredded cheese

A pinch of garlic powder

salt and pepper

4 eggs

1/4 c. milk

1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a large skillet cook sausage until browned. Place the sausage on paper towels to drain. Leave the fat in the skillet.

Dice up the onions, green and red bell peppers

Add to skillet and saute until just tender.

Place the sautéed veggies on a plate and set aside.

In a large bowl add the thawed has browns.

Stir in the sour cream until it coats the hash browns

Stir in the American shredded cheese

Season with salt and pepper, garlic powder.

Spray a 9 inch deep dish pie plate with cooking oil and press the hash brown mixture into the pie plate getting it as flat and even as possible.

Cover the top with sausage, onions and peppers. Set aside.

In a small bowl beat eggs with milk.

Pour the egg mixture evenly over the top of the casserole.

Use a knife to poke holes in the casserole so that the eggs mixture goes down further.

Top with shredded cheese

Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes.

Remove the foil and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until the casserole is fully set.

Let cool for 10 minutes and enjoy.

I am going to be making the Sausage Casserole and the Cherry Bars tomorrow.

While you are all sending Al cards you are doing more than choosing a card, sticking a stamp, licking the envelope. You are helping Al to smile, and to cling to what is just for him. You are also helping me to build memories of his life.                        101_0629

Thank-you

 

 

21 thoughts on “Building Memories, Cards and Recipes

  1. Ok now I am hungry, sorry I haven’t sent card been busy with my own and hubs doctor appts then daughter (lives with us with her family) stepped off curb in heels and severely twisted ankle now we are both crippling around. Love and hugs (((xx)))

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  2. Just letting you know I have a lifetime of comfort food around me. I love to cook. Just give me a hint of what you all love to eat and I will send my favorite recipe with love. {{hugs}} to you all…

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    • Al loves sweets. He didn’t used to, but since his illness has progressed he eats his desserts before his meal. His favorite foods right now are donuts, lol, As for me, I like the recipes easy. I love to make soups and easy casseroles and easy desserts. Soups are the best for Al because I can thicken them with crackers instead of Thickit products. How sweet of you to think of us in this way. I have got the most awesome friends!!!

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  3. I hope that you get many cards …. *smile – haven’t had any feedback on my e-card .. yet???? If Al liked it or not ????
    I would love to seen some photos of your baking … I’m sure Al love everything you served him!

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    • I left you a message last week that I have received nothing on any kind of card from you> I don’t even receive emails from you. I have checked my settings. I have went to the help section of WP. I just can’t figure it out. I miss getting notifications from you. I miss my friend. I can only imagine how precious your card was, but it never made it to my email box

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      • I sent a card by email to … Al – with Coca commercial film …. you answered me. Sorry, that you don’t get any notifications from me. You have to talk to Help … and they will help you after the weekend. Send an email to the happy engineer. Not working over weekends.

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      • I am starting to get notifications from you as of this morning, but it is too late for the card. I am so sorry Vivi you went to picking out a card and emailing it only to not get it on this end

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