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The Amish Cook April 11

Posted: April 10, 2014 - 6:08pm

April is here, bringing us warmer temperatures. Monday was nice and warm. We hung all the laundry outside on the lines. By evening all of it was dry. How nice to be able to wash the clothes and put them away the same day. It is laundry day again today but it doesn’t look like we will be able to hang the clothes outside. It is rainy and very windy. I’m wondering if we could have a thunderstorm yet today. The frost in the ground is leaving more every day so hopefully it will be OK to get some early garden planted a few weeks from now. Time will tell if the winter weather is over with.

The excitement last night was that daughter Susan’s pony, Roxie, gave birth to a cute little foal. Susan is still undecided what to name him. Daughter Elizabeth’s friend, Timothy, had his second horse give birth to a foal this week. He has another horse that should deliver soon. He has some frisky little foals running around on nice days outside.

Susan spent Tuesday evening at her friend Mose’s house. Mose’s sister, Marilyn, and some of her children were visiting from Iowa. Most of Mose’s family gathered at their parents house so they could all get to visit with her.

The Reese’s pudding recipe I made to take along Sunday was in that cookbook. I will share it with you readers.

REESE’S PUDDING

1 cup powdered sugar

1/3 cup peanut butter

8 ounces cream cheese

3 cups whipped cream

3 cups milk

1 4-ounce instant chocolate pudding

1 4-ounce instant vanilla pudding

2 to 3 cups crushed graham crackers

1/2 cup melted margarine or butter

8 ounces whipped topping to put on top

Reese’s cups for garnish

In a 9x13 pan, prepare a graham cracker crust by pouring the melted margarine over the graham crackers in the pan, pressing down. Mix powdered sugar, cream cheese, peanut butter, and whipped cream and pour on top of crust. Mix milk and puddings and pour over cream cheese mixture. Top with more whipped cream and garnish with Reese’s cups.

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