Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Yesterday morning I took a nice hot bath first thing to ease my aching joints into the day. I'm not much of a 'girly-girl" but I do love Philosophy's Amazing Grace fragrance products.  They're fresh and clean smelling and not over powering.  I love the "philosophy" that's written on their packages too.  Here's one of them: 

                       " How you climb up the mountain is just as important as how you get down the mountain and so it is with  life, which for many of us is one gigantic test followed by one gigantic lesson.   In the end, it all comes down to one word, grace.  It's how you accept winning and losing, good luck and bad luck, the darkness and the light."

Next, I changed the sheets on the bed and did some ironing.....

There was laundry and supper to make.  I made a soup recipe that I got from Velma at Down Our Country Road  It was her Cheesy Chicken Chowder and just wonderful!  She has angel biscuits with hers but I didn't get that far! LOL!  The soup was really good...it's a keeper for sure!  Thanks, Velma!

And who can forget dessert?  I know this looks like a giant serving and it is but it was the last bit of this dessert and I needed to make room in the frig for the soup pot.  REALLY!!!!  and of course the ice cream had to be in proportion to the dessert which was dump cake....I can't remember if I ever posted it before so I'll post it here for you now.  This is not a "health" dessert by any means but when you need a "go-to" dessert that is fast, easy and delicious......this is the one to fix!

You can double this recipe for a rectangular pan but the amount of butter remains the same regardless.
375 degrees for 45 minutes
This recipe uses an ungreased 8 X 8 pan
Throw a can of any pie filling or fruit not drained into the pan.  Next sprinkle 1/2 of a cheap yellow cake mix on top of the filling or fruit. Take 1 stick of butter and slice into 16 pats and place on top of cake mix in pan.  Sprinkle 1/2 cup of nuts on top and bake for 45 minutes.  Oh, and if you haven't guessed yet....serve with a massive amount of your favorite ice cream!  (double up on your cholesterol medicine after eating this....no...just kidding..DO NOT do that! LOL!  But if you don't take medicine for your cholesterol yet...you might want to think about starting after eating this! Ha! Ha!) (Paula Dean would be so proud of me!)


  1. What do you mean that dessert serving is huge - looks quite normal too me!!

  2. Oh my goodness, that looks like the best dessert ever!

  3. Amazing Grace is my favorite thing in the whole world! I just ran out of the perfume and need to go get more!


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