Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Easter Brunch

Ham biscuit strata is the Italian version of a breakfast casserole.  Chopped ham is combined with leftover biscuits and eggs and baked in the oven.  You can add other ingredients to your strata including olives, roasted red peppers, cheese and fresh herbs.  This is also a great recipe to make with Easter leftovers.
Ham and Biscuit Strata
2 already baked Pillsbury® Grands!® biscuits
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup diced cooked ham
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
Heat oven to 350°F.
Cut each biscuit into 1-inch pieces. In medium bowl, beat eggs, milk and pepper with whisk until blended. Stir in ham, cheese and biscuit pieces. Let stand 5 minutes. Spoon mixture into greased or sprayed 8x4- or 9x5-inch (1 1/2-quart) glass loaf dish.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until edges are light golden brown and center is set. Let stand 5 minutes before serving

Friday, March 18, 2016

Strawberry Shortcake No-Bake Icebox Cake

Strawberry Shortcake No-Bake Ice Box Cake
 8-10 graham crackers 
2 cups heavy cream 
1/4 cup granulated sugar 
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
 1 pound fresh strawberries, cut into ¼’s
 2 cups powdered sugar
 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
 1/4 teaspoon salt 
Reserve a handful of strawberries for garnishing the top of the cake.  

Place the remaining strawberries in a large bowl.  Sprinkle granulated sugar over top.  Stir to combine and allow to sit. 

In a tall bowl whip heavy cream with an electric mixer until you can start to see a trail of the mixer through the cream.  Add vanilla and 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Whip until stiff peaks form.  (In other words when you turn off the blender and lift the beaters out of the cream, the cream stand up on the end of the beater).  Set aside. 

 Line a 9 x 5-inch baking dish with plastic wrap.   Layer 1/3 of whipped cream into dish.  Spoon ½ of strawberries and half of juice on top of whipped cream, evenly.  Top with a layer of graham crackers, breaking them if necessary to make them fit.  

Then add another 1/3 of whipped cream, smoothing out evenly.  Add the remaining strawberries and juice evenly over the whipped cream.  Top with a layer of graham crackers, breaking them if necessary to make them fit.  Cover and freeze for 3-4 hours.

 Meanwhile, add shortening, salt and remaining powdered sugar to remaining whipped cream.  Whip until it comes together. 

Remove cake from freezer, invert pan onto a plate.  Frost with whipped cream and sprinkle remaining strawberries on top.  Freeze until ready to serve.  Run your knife under hot water to warm the knife.  Dry if necessary, cut cake.  The knife should slide through the cake more easily.  Repeat as necessary.
 Serve and enjoy! -

RS Birthday Celebration

A great big thank you goes out to all of those who helped us pull off the best attended Relief Society Meeting ever!!!  Bonnie Lewis, Jayne Hoyt, Genine Rowley and the Relief Society Presidency made this event a beautiful night.

We started off the evening with a wonderful meal of Cafe Rio Style Salads.  All enjoyed their meal, while visiting with each other.  The highlight of the meal was topping it off with Zeppes, Green Apple Italian ice topped with creamy custard.  My favorite, I have to say.

Jayne Hoyt, gave a beautiful talk on friendship.  She related her own personal story of friendship, touching the hearts of all there.  Thank you, Jayne, for sharing such a tender story.

We then had a fun game of friendship, speed style.  It was so fun to watch how awkward everyone was at first, and how they tried to rush through the questions.  Then you had some of the Sisters change seats, and the laughing began.  With each switch, the room got louder and the laughter increased.  At the end of the game, new friends were found and they found out a lot about each other that they didn't know.

Thank you to all that support us on our Wednesday Meetings.  We certainly try to do something to benefit the Women in our Ward, we can never find an idea that interests everyone, but we appreciate your support.  Please watch for our next activity.  It will be from our Self Reliance Committee, and these are alway fun.

I love all of you silly girls.  Have a fabulous week!!