To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
What goes better with a glass of wine during the cocktail hour,
than cheese, crackers and chocolate cake?
HERSHEY'S COCOA BUNDT CAKE
1 2/3 cups cake flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1 small box French vanilla instant pudding
1/2 cup oil
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 t. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray Bundt pan with cooking spray. In large mixing bowl, sift the dry ingredients.
In a large measuring cup, beat the eggs; add the rest of the wet ingredients. While beating on low speed, blend the wet ingredient into the dry. Beat mixture on high for 3 minutes. Pour cake batter into prepared pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 5-10 minutes. Remove to serving platter.
If only they would change the game from Sunday to Saturday....
What delicious food will be on your menu this year?
We are going to be serving
Frito Pies and Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars!
Could there possibly be anyone out there that
does not love a good Frito pie?
Don't open up a can of Hormel Chili....
to make a good Frito pie,
you must start with a good chili!!!
KICKED-UP FRITO PIE
1 1b. Ground chuck
1 lb. bulk sausage
2 T. butter
1 medium onion, chopped
1 bunch celery, chopped
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 can pinto beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can chili beans
1 beef bouillon cube
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. Italian seasoning
1 t. Tabasco sauce
2 t. chili powder
Shredded cheddar cheese
Brown the ground chuck and sausage together. Drain and set aside. Melt the butter in saucepan, and sauté the chopped celery and onion for about five minutes. Add the browned chuck and sausage to a large stock pot, then add the celery and onion. Do not drain the cans of beans and stir in the beans to the meat and veggie mixture. Add the bouillon cube. Season all. Allow to simmer for at least four hours….covered.
To assemble, place a handful of Fritos in a bowl. Top with ladles of chili. Add chopped fresh onions, sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese!