Saturday, July 2, 2011

Bon voyage!

We are headed up to the lake for the weekend! (Look at me sounding all fancy and glamorous!) We've rented a condo with some friends (who also happen to be the parents of Aidan's two best buddies!) for the few days.

It will be a fabulous time full of boating, swimming, golf (for the men), food, games and fireworks. I am really looking forward to this and know we'll have a blast!

Be sure to remember the reason for this wonderful holiday. We are so lucky to live in a land of privilege. Where we have opportunity, where our voices are heard and where we are free to be ourselves. I am proud to be an American!


I also wanted to share with you all one of my favorite Fourth of July recipes. I've made it a few times and it's definitely a crowd pleaser!

Patriotic Flag Cake with Jell-O and Berries 
Servings: 18 Prep Time: 20 minutes  Cook Time: 4 hours  Recipe From: Texas Life Blog  Original Source: Kraft Foods
1 package (8 serving size) red jello
12 oz pound cake, sliced into 10 pieces
1 ½ cups blueberries
4 cups fresh strawberries, halved
1 ½ cups boiling water
Ice cubes
Cold water
8 oz thawed cool whip 

1. Combine the jello and boiling water and stir until dissolved. Add enough ice to the water to make 2 cups and pour this into the jello mixture. Stir until the ice melts then refrigerate until thickened. This will take 5 or 10 minutes.
2. Line the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch dish with sliced pound cake. Slice one cup of the strawberries and add these, along with a cup of the blueberries, to the jello and stir. Spoon this mixture over the cake. Chill for 4 hours or until firm.
3. Spread the cool whip over the jello/cake. Arrange the blueberries on top for stars and the strawberry halves on top to make the stripes.

 Nutrition Factscalories: 160; fat: 6g; protein: 2g; carbohydrates: 25g; fiber: 1g; sodium: 120mg; cholesterol: 40mg
WWPlus points: 4 per serving

You can find a printable for this recipe here


On that note, have a safe and fun Fourth of July!

See you on Tuesday!


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