It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sunshine and…

the snow is melting at a rapid pace.  It is 30 degrees now and to reach 40 today.  I am off to another appointment this morning and then I hope this is it for a few weeks.

My son is having a birthday on April 8th.  He is planning to come home on April 6th.  I am going to order a birthday cake.  My menu will be spiral sliced ham, fried chicken, baked beans and potato salad.  I think I will make a mandarin orange salad to go with that.  What is funny is that he keeps reminding me of the turkey and dressing I fixed a few weeks ago.  I am not sure if I am up to fixing another Thanksgiving dinner.  I think I will stick  with my previously mentioned menu.

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Mandarin Orange Salad

•1 small pkg orange Jello
•1 small pkg vanilla pudding (the kind you cook)
•1 small pkg tapioca pudding (the kind you cook)
•3 cups water
•1 large can crushed pineapple (drained)
•1 large can mandarin oranges (drained)
•1 – 12 ounce container cool whip


Place Jello and the two boxes of pudding in a saucepan with the 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil over medium heat until it starts to thicken, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat and cool in fridge. Add fruit to the cooled mixture. Fold in Cool Whip and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.


**I love this stuff.  I have been making it since my children were small.

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Have a peaceful day.  Stay safe and be happy!!

Beth

31 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to him. I'm sure he will just love that delicious sounding meal. Thawing just right hear, which is good being so close to the river.

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  2. I hope you have a wonderful time with your son...happy birthday to him! If I've not told you before let me just say now: I love the header on this page! I went out yesterday and saw some buds out there...what a joy it is to see that! Your salad recipe sounds great! I love things like that in salad!

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  3. love the new header! yay for melting!

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  4. Love the header Beth...Something to look forward to hope you have a lovely time with your son.That sound fantastic tasty dish mmm
    Hugs Sheila xx

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  5. Hi Beth,

    Hope it continues to disappear and that ours does also.

    Hugs Nita

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  6. Hope your doctor appointment goes well and that your snow melts. I haven't had that orange salad in years! xo Diana

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  7. OHHH both meals sound yummy to me! The salad sounds like it would be very yummy too!!!

    I'm so glad to here it is warming up!!

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  8. Blessings Beth:
    How you doing, your health, your spirit? I trust all is well and you are enjoying life.

    Just stopped in to say a quick hello, taking a pizza break at work. Happy birthday to your son and blessings unto you for raising what seems like a considerate human being.

    stay blessed.

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  9. Great menu for the sons homecoming!( My son always request turkey and dressing too) Glad to read the snow is melting! The orange salad is one of our favorties around here. In fact my mom is bringing it for Easter!
    Liz

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  10. I haven't eaten fried chicken since . . . I don't know when. Your menu sounds awfully good.

    Love,
    Janie

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  11. Happy Easter Beth. It's funny because our daughter's birthday is Friday. We're celebrating by going out to eat. I used to do a birthday dinner for her with her husband's parents, brother, etc., but they've all told me not to. I would have done it this year tho, but the\y said no. Do while you can friend. I love that salad too. I've fixed that many times.

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    1. Mary, sometimes I wonder how much longer I can keep doing.

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  12. Happy Easter, Beth. Our daughter's birthday is April 5th. She will arrive to this area on Easter for a visit with each of her brothers and with us. Enjpy your son. We have lots of memories don't we? BGB

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    1. We sure do Bertie and I am so thankful for them.

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  13. Mmm mmmm MMMMmmmm sure sounds good! Am happy your son will be there for what sounds like a perfect dinner!

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  14. Sounds like spring is really coming your way. It will be great to have your son home for his birthday!

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  15. Menu sounds so very good. I'm sure your son will like whatever you make him. : )
    All of our snow is gone.

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  16. This recipe sounds delicious! I have been thinking about making dressing-what we call stuffing-even though it isn't traditionally served at Easter. I guess I didn't get my fill at Christmas!

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  17. Your meal sounds delicious! Enjoy you're time together!

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  18. This sounds absolutely delicious, Beth! Set an extra place at the table.:-) xo Nellie

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  19. I was very happy to hear from your son now I can understand about your with your son lovely birthday!

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  20. Reads as a lovely meal. I am sure you will enjoy.

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  21. Oh Beth I know your son is going to love it. My Mom does not remember anyone's birthday anymore. HUGS B

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  22. I forgot to say Happy Easter Beth. Hugs B

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  23. it is a lot of work BUT nothing beats a thanksgiving dinner, any time of year!!

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  24. Now I bought Mandarin oranges to make a salad and I was going to look on Pinterest. Nope. I'm snagging this one. Thanks!

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  25. I like birthdays mine and other peoples.........hope you have a great easter

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  26. Its never too early in the day to stop cleaning!

    Glad you liked my wordy post.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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