Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Hint, A Tease, A Trifle?

Today, I was able to do a double post without realizing it. So now that I did, I hope you enjoy it! Here in our household, Spring is literally a burst of everything! New semesters, birthdays, dinner plans, storms, Spring Break, you name it, it happens in the Spring here. So, if you notice that I'm not showing much Spring Fluffing, it is because, I'm barely hanging on to what I can keep up with! LOL

Now let's start with some inventiveness then we'll move onto to some fun teasing.

Hosted by "A Picture Is Worth a 1,000 Words"

What can you do to repurpose leftover angelfood cake and some pudding cups?

Make a chocolate trifle!
*Cut up angelfood cake into bitesize pieces
*Grab some lowball clear glassware
*Put 1 spoonful of pudding in the glass bottom
*Add 1 layer of the cake
*Cover with the rest of the pudding
*Add another layer of cake
Top with ice cream scoop and whipped cream and you've got a delicious trifle!
I did this dessert last night and it was a hit! There you go, even everyday foods can be enjoyed a "2nd time around". Thanks, Diane for hosting again this week!


Hosted by "The Gypsy's Corner"

My 9-year old daughter is a cowgirl at heart, so for her 10th birthday, what does she ask for? A tablescape, of course! With what, you'll just have to wait. She's a summer baby.

Well... in light of it being TMOT, I think this hint qualifies.

("Brain" is quite the clever one to come up with this.) Each child is a different person with a different set of likes and dislikes. During any particular bout of "bad days" like being sick or a difficult test coming up, create a table that is sure to cheer them up. Have a theme of his favorite toy, color, TV show, the sky is the limit and call the theme, "_____ IS TOPS TODAY!" Cook a set of dishes and make a dessert that he or she loves and watch the anxiety wash away. We need to set aside time for each child to help them feel loved and attended to, so why not get the whole family on it by doing a great table in honor of one child! This is why my own family loves the "Blue Plate Special" times we have. Just having a different colored plate makes them feel special. We discuss why, how and let them shine throughout the whole meal time.

Thanks for stopping by; I've been having so much fun thinking up ideas this week, but I've also got two final research essays I need to complete before April 18th, so please, if I don't get to visit most of you during each meme, it's because I had a flash of idea for my papers, and profusely apologize in advance. See you at the next blog!


  1. Hi, sweet Chandy! I loved this post, and that trifle sounds like a very good idea! YUM! And I love the three horses and the idea bout making a special day for someone who is having a bad one. Great advice!

    Thanks for sharing and Happy Three or More Tuesday...


    Sheila :-)

  2. You are so right--making someone feel special is a good way to cheer them up. Can't wait to see what you have planned for the horses!

  3. Susan, just like with everything else, I do it gradually, so I'm excited myself! ;-)

  4. Chandy,
    Your children are lucky to have such a loving and clever mother!
    Also I am glad your new blog button installed easily, yea! I had so much fun working with you on its design. I must say it looks pretty SPIFFY, I am glad you like it!
    Good luck on your studies! Cathy
    The Stylish House

  5. Thanks, Cathy! I love it a lot! Even my hubby's impressed, so thank you again!

  6. I love the pictures of the horses AND your great idea for making a loved one feel special:)

    Happy 3OMT!

    Linda C

  7. Yumm!!!! I'm going to try this soon - maybe even tonight.



  8. Linda C; thank you. My children love seeing the "blue plate" for whatever reason or when I do tablescapes because they know I have something great to go with them.

    Lisa, it's delicious, so make sure to make a lot! LOL

  9. Now that was a fun 2nd time around Tuesday lol Hmmm I've got pudding, I guess I'll have to buy the cake part to try it out lol

  10. Look how clever you were with 2nd time around! I like it. Happy 3 or more, too.

  11. Ellen, thanks! It was a great idea and very delicious!

  12. Fun post! Thanks for visiting mine too!

  13. Angelfood cake and some pudding-that sounds good. You always have a great advice and words of wisdom to share. Thank you!

  14. YOU are soooo right, I haven't been by in a while and that's just not right.. LOOK what I miss! I'm working on a great Easter table scape that I can't wait to share with you! Thanks for stopping by The Nuggets today. Be sure to stop back by tomorrow.. I'm starting my next giveaway.. hint.. cupcakes!

  15. Love the dessert idea...I can do this!
    Good writing on your papers and see ya when it is over.
    Cheers, Candy

  16. Chandy your site is set up as beautifully as your tablescapes. Very nice.
    Great idea to make each kid know how much they count. I bet lots of people out there can walk past their kids and not even look them directly in their eyes while talking to them.

  17. Thank you ladies! I just love hearing from all of you!

  18. That is a quick dessert and something different!

  19. Fifi, it really is! Thanks for visiting!

  20. Chandy,

    This was such a fun and informative post! I wish my children were still young enough to try the Blue Plate Special on but I'm lucky to get them to eat at the table intead of in front of the TV! LOL. You are truly a sweet mother! ;-)

    I am definitely going to try the trifle. I have the perfect little trifle dishes too. (that will get them to the table!!) I also have a big trifle dish and have been wanting to find a nice, spring recipe. Let me know if you have one!


  21. Hi Chandy,
    I love the creative way you approached 2nd Time Around! I think this is the first time anyone has done something with leftovers!

    Glad you are a part of it!

  22. Blondie, hello! LOL Anything that'll get them on the table, is a great idea!

    Diane, thanks! It just came to me the moment I finished the 3OMT post. ;-)

  23. Chandy,
    Happy 'Three Or More - Tuesday' great picture. I loved your '2nd time around' post too. How clever.
    Have a wonderful evening,


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