Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas Season has finally started in our household!

Well, it's finally here - our Christmas Season has finally started with putting up the Christmas tree. This year we decided that since we were not having company, we wouldn't put up the big fat fake tree we have and instead use one from our yard. It really looks like a Charlie Brown tree too! But it's kinda cute! The ornament on the left above is one my daughter made and painted for us one year - I put it up every year now - as another reminder of just who this season is all about! Also, I just love this little "Jesus" in the center with a star above him, he also is on our tree every year. And the recipe on the right is is one sent to me from my mother years ago - I know its tattered and spilled on, but my Mom wrote a short note, so I will always keep it!
Below is the result of that recipe! If you make it your friends will just LOVE it! We are going to the company Christmas party tonight and this is what they requested I bring! So here goes, you can try this yourself (just be prepared for friends wanting the recipe!) The crust is actually a cream puff!

(by Elizabeth Powell - I don't know what cook book though)

1/2 C. butter
1 C. water
1 C. flour
4 eggs
8 oz. softened cream cheese
4 C. milk
3 pkg (small) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 pint whipping cream - whipped
chocolate syrup to drizzle over top

Melt the butter in water. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly until it forms a ball. Turn into a bowl and beat in eggs one at a time, beating well between each. Spread puff mixture flat into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes. COOL. Mix together cream cheese and milk and beat until smooth. Add instant pudding, one at a time. When thick, spread over cooled puff shell. Top with the whipped cream and drizzle with the chocolate syrup. Delicious!
Well, I'm off to get ready for this evening, you all have a wonderful week!


Charmingdesigns said...

This sounds soooo yummy...I'll be giving it a try for sure! Laurie

Rue said...

Hi Marilyn :)

That recipe looks wonderful!

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving :)


vintagewindow said...

Ohhhh' that looks scrumptious.

I was hoping I would run across some great holiday recipes while out blog hopping.

Your lampshade is beautiful!!!


Kathleen Grace said...

Marilyn, I just stopped in to see how you were doing and I love those shades in your header! Love, love, love them! Everything looks great:>)

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Marilyn!

Thanks for the recipe to this YUMMY looking dessert! Must try it! It's looking a lot like Christmas at your home!

I went to your Etsy store and noticed you live in Bend, OR! My daughter and her family live there also! They just moved there about 4 months ago from McMinnville. They love Bend!

Merry Christmas!