Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Feeding A Crowd

A favorite book for all ages. It all began with this poem...
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.

Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we'll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is a popular tale of few words and simple line drawings but packs a lot of meaning into the pages. Perhaps you remember growing up with these books. September 25 is the birthday of the poet, cartoonist, playwright and songwriter Shel Silverstein. Did you know that he wrote the song for Johnny Cash A Boy Named Sue that was a #1 hit? ______________________________________
Each month some of the recipes I have posted are served to a senior group that meets regularly for bingo and lunch. Today Chicken Florentine Casserole (recipe posted September 2) Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad (recipe posted September15) and Brownie Parfaits were served. I thought you might enjoy adding a dessert recipe to your  collection. 
Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

Brownie Parfait

  • Make a boxed brownie mix and then cut brownies into small squares
  • Equal parts of cool whip and instant vanilla pudding mix (mix cool whip and pudding together)
  •  Alternate brownie piece, cool whip/pudding mixture, sprinkles , brownie piece, cool whip/pudding and ending with sprinkles
  • another option is to use pieces of crushed Oreo cookies (in chunks) substitute for the brownie pieces, instead of sprinkles use M&M’s and depending on holiday could add food coloring to pudding mixture-
Note: kids love to make their own. Try making the recipe with Oreo cookies putting it all together in small plastic flower pots (buy them at dollar store) and then add gummy worms. It is called DIRT DESSERT !

Chicken Florentine

1 comment:

  1. I assume you are the one who prepares this food for the bingo crowd. I love the recipes you feature on your blog. Now, if only I liked to cook.