Friday, December 21, 2007

I'm no Martha Stewart but....

Holiday times brings to mind elegantly set dining room tables, fablous meals, tempting deserts the look almost too good to eat. Yes I'd love to have a Martha Stewart Christmas where everything just looks perfect. But lets face it with two small kids, house work, and Mads activities it just is not going to happen. Well it won't unless I hit the mega millions and can hire some help around here.
Anyways you don't have to be Martha to be able to make some yummy, pretty desserts, and in less than half the time it takes her. I know some Secret Gourmet tricks. Quick and easy fixes that help us moms out. Takes us out of the kitchen and lets us spend more time with our family. I'll be posting more quick and easy, along with normal recipes over at Good Eats. Sweet Treats & Eye candy so be sure to check there too, just follow the link on the main page.

This is a nice treat, that looks pretty and takes hardly any time. Got to love these no bake recipes.

Eclair in a glass

4 HoHo's ( or little debbie swiss rolls )
1 oz of old coffee
1 tub of Cool Whip
2 Chocolate Snack Pack Pudding

Peel the chocolate coating off of the HoHo. (Keep the pieces of chocolate coating together into 4 small piles).
Now cut the HoHo's into 5 small pieces. (4 HoHo's will make 20 pieces. Enough for 4 desserts).

Take a large Glass wine goblet and put 1 small spoon of the chocolate pudding in the bottom of the glass.

Add a shot of coffee to the cool whip . Mix it together so that the cool whip has a light Coffee Flavor.

Now add about a 1/4 inch of the cool whip to the goblet.

Now take the pieces of HoHo and carefully place then along the side of the goblet. Make sure the swirl of the inside of the HoHo is facing out. (Use 5 pieces so that they form a circle in the center of the glass that can clearly be seen from the outside of the goblet).

You will now have a small hole in the center of the glass. Fill that area with the small pile of chocolate coating. (Leave 2 small pieces of coating to decorate the top of the dessert).
Form a layer of pudding by drizzling a tablespoon of pudding over the tops of the hoho's and chocolate coating.

Now put one more layer of cool whip to fill the wine glass to the top. Drizzle a bit more pudding and place the remaining 2 pieces of chocolate coating in the center of the cool whip.

Try Adding chocolate chips or crushed up Heath bars (or your favorite candy bar) to the cool whip.

Enjoy! and Happy Holidays!


elasticwaistbandlady said...

You had me at 4 Ho Ho's...........

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Little Debbie and her Ho Ho's would make a great punk girls band name.

Mr Lady said...

Here's another easy one:

Take lemon yogurt and cool whip I can't remember the mix, I think it's 1/2 and 1/2, but you'd have to tinker with it) and mix those in a bowl. Layer that in a cup (I use plastic clear cups) with fresh raspberries. Top with a sprig of fresh mint. It taste like a million bucks, and costs $2.

Merry Christmas!

Trysha said... that I've drooled all over my computer, I think I know what I'll be having for dinner...I mean dessert, yeah, that it. Dessert.