Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Frozen Hot Chocolate

1 1/2 cup warm water
4 envelopes instant hot cocoa
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 1/2 cups half and half cream

In a blender, combine water and cocoa mix; cover and process until dissolved.  Add ice cream and cream; cover and process for 30 seconds or until smooth.  Pour into chilled mugs and enjoy!

Ava Renee

Well, dh and I talked and we decided to name baby girl Ava Renee.  Sam hasn't really had the chance to name the previous kids so I relented.  I like so many other names (Leila, Ella, Kendra, Olivia, etc).  Ava is SOOOOO
active.  She is moving all over the place and kicking me like crazy!!  I have to see the nutritionist and the OB tomorrow.

Caramel Apple Salad

1 cup= 1 ww pt.

1 sm. pkg sugarfree butterscotch instant pudding mix
8 oz crushed pineapple with juice
3 cups chopped apples
8 oz ff Cool Whip
1 cup mini marshmallows

Combine pudding and pineapple.  Add apples and mix.  Fold in Cool Whip and marshmallows.  Chill and serve.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie

1-8 oz package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup peanut butter
1-9 in chocolate crumb pie crust
1/2 cup strawberry jelly
2 cups Cool Whip
additional strawberry jelly, optional

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, and peanut butter until smooth.  Spread into crust.  Top with jelly and Cool Whip.  Cover and refrigerate for 4 hrs or overnight.  If desired, dollop additional jelly on top before serving.  Serves 8.

Easy Stuffed Shells

1-12 oz pkg jumbo pasta shells
1-26 oz jar spaghetti sauce
36 frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs (1/2 oz each), thawed
2 cups (8 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water.  Place 1/2 cup sauce in a greased 13x9 in baking dish.  Place a meatball in each shell; transfter to prepared dish.  Top with remaining sauce and sprinkle with cheese.

Cover and bake at 350 for 35 minutes.  Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly and cheese is melted.  Serves 12.