Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Easter Weekend is approaching

The family will all get together for the weekend. Lots of activities are planned, and the place is a bunch of sugared up little ones running around screaming and having a ton of fun. I am going to help stuff plastic Easter eggs. I hope to remember the camera so I can post photos. I'll cook the turkey for Sunday dinner. I saw Michelle at Wal-Mart and told her not to buy a turkey, because I had one in my freezer she could use. Well, turns out I didn't but I got one anyway, and a breast, totaling about 22# of turkey meat altogether. I'll cook them, slice them, make gravy and take it to her house on Sunday. I love these get togethers.

I also make Jello Jiggler eggs, in all the colors of Jello I can find. I think the adults eat more of them than the kids. I make them out of sugar free jello........don't tell. They taste just as good. It takes a LOT of jello to make them, I make about 6 batches, for a total of 36 eggs. Sounds like a lot of eggs, doesn't it? You have to remember, there are 5 of us sisters, and at least one brother always makes it to this. We have our children and spouses, then my brother-in-laws family will attend, also, so we'll have quite a few kids there.

I love to do it, and have done it for a number of years, since my son was little. OOPS, he is going to be 20 this year, has it been that long? I have the jello egg molds that were given away years ago with a jello purchase, I used to see them all the time, but don't anymore. You can order them here.

I am making my spinach salad, the family requests it almost every time we have a family get together. Here's the recipe:

Tortellini Salad
9 oz. refrigerated cheese tortellini
2 c. shredded red cabbage (I buy coleslaw mix, I am LAZY)
6 c. torn spinach leaves
1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
1/ 2 c. sliced green onions
8 oz. bottle ranch dressing
8 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled (I buy real bacon bits in salad aisle, Yep, LAZY)

Cook tortellini, drain and rinse with cold water. In 9x13 pan layer cabbage, spinach, tortellini, tomatoes, onions. Pour dressing over top, sprinkle with bacon. Chill overnight. Servings: 8 1 c. servings

I love to do this, I think I am going to get some stuff to make a little more, Michelle told me Jason's family is coming, and I think we will need more food.


Brandy said...

WHAT?!? Sugar free, that's it, now I know the truth ;) and I finally go the recipe for that nummy salad. Great post!!

grandmacarnes said...

Yep, can't blame the sugared up little half pints on me. Cindy

supermom said...

rub it in, rub it in!

Wendy said...

What??!!?? You think we need more food? Yep..better have enough to feed that army..we NEVER have enough food at out get togethers..(snort). Have fun..wish I could be there. Love to all.