Things from this weekend

I’ve been a little MIA this week.

I’ve had things that I’ve done that I could have posted about. I just plain forget.  Or I’m super tired from running around here. Every spare minute I usually get I’m working on stuff for homeschooling or trying to get my workout for the day.

So I’m going to do a mega post to make up for it.

Let’s start with the first thing I made ( recipes will be below).

Last weekend I went down to Mama and Papa Newman’s to pick up our 1/4 of a cow. Lots of beef there. We couldn’t fit all of it in our cooler. While I was down there I rummaged through Mama Newman’s recipes and found this fella.


It’s an instant Jell-O pudding chocolate chip cookie. So tasty.


Then Friday I had girls night remember? We all are supposed to bring a treat/snack food of some sort to share. I brought this lovely, tasty cake.

It’s poke cake! Or Jell-O cake.

Lastly, I made these little things for supper last night.





Cheddar Bay Biscuits, just like the ones from Red Lobster!

Oh, oops how did this get in here? 🙂 Oh well!

Mr. Newman helping out with the dishes. Isn’t that nice!

Mr. Newman and Luke playing a game while little man was sleeping.

Well I think that’s it for me today. I’m tired. I think I’m going to find my book and plop in a comfy spot and read.

Instant Jell-O pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 c. flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 c. softened butter

1/4 c .sugar

3/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

1 pkg (4oz) instant pudding ( I used chocolate, but you can use whatever flavor you want)

2 eggs

1 pkg. (12 oz) chocolate chips

Combine butter, the sugars, vanilla and pudding mix in a large bowl. Beat until creamy. Then beat in eggs. Gradually add flour, soda, chips. Batter will be stiff. Drop by teaspoonful, about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.

Poke Cake (Jell-O cake)

White or yellow cake mix- and ingredients according to box

1 pkg Jell-O ( I used strawberry, you can use any flavor you like)

1 tub Cool Whip

Make and bake cake mix as directed on box. Once baked cool for 15 minutes. Poke with a fork sporadically. Make Jell-O according to directions, but don’t put in fridge! Spoon the liquid Jell-O over the cake. Put in fridge for at least 4 hours. When ready to serve, spread thawed Cool Whip over top and enjoy!

Cheddar Bay Biscuits (Adapted from The Daily Meal)

2 1/2  cups Bisquick baking mix

1 cup finely grated Cheddar

3/4  cup whole milk

tablespoons butter, melted, divided

3/4  teaspoon garlic powder

1/2  teaspoon dried parsley flakes

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the Bisquick with the Cheddar, milk, 2  tablespoons of the butter, and ¼ teaspoon of the garlic powder. Mix  by hand until well combined.

Drop approximately ¼-cup portions of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet  using an ice cream scoop. Bake until the tops of the biscuits begin to turn light  brown, 15-17 minutes.

When you take the biscuits out of the oven, combine the remaining butter, garlic powder, and parsley  flakes in a small bowl. Use a brush to spread this garlic butter over the tops  of all the biscuits. Use up all of the butter.


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