Hello everyone! We got a good rain and now the sun is shining and it is humid and warm. I’m not complaining, just stating facts.
Do y’all remember the things your mom used to tell you when you were kids? I remember mom telling us not to hang upside down on the monkey bars because our liver would turn over. What does that even mean? Of course, when she was gone, we would hang upside down on the swing set, and guess what happened to me? My liver didn’t turn over, but I fell and broke my arm. Yes, I did, the summer before third grade.
If you crossed your eyes, they would stay that way. That only happened to my sister Pam. Just kidding! But, I always told her that her eyes were crossed. We also could not spin in circles. That would also turn your liver over. Don’t swallow your gum, it will take seven years to digest, and you will get plugged up. I believe you know what that means! Don’t bite your fingernails they will go to your appendix and you will have to have it removed. That must be true because I had my appendix removed in the fifth grade. You can’t swim after you eat because you will get cramps and drown. If you sit too close to the TV it will ruin your eyes. What kid doesn’t want to be right up on the TV? Don’t pick up a frog because if it pees on you, you will get warts on your hands. Let me tell you when I got peed on by a frog, I scrubbed my hands because I was scared I would get warts. If you eat carrots it will help you see better. Hello, I wasn’t falling for that one. Santa knows when you’re naughty or nice. Especially, naughty. Don’t crack your knuckles, you will have bad arthritis when you are old. Like a kid cares about when they are old. If you tell a lie, your nose will grow. Pinocchio scared me to death.
The list is endless. Funny how we believed all that nonsense. I’ve heard my mom’s voice come out of my mouth many times. Mom is gone now, but I can still hear her voice. The time I told Ella she would turn her liver over was priceless. I wish I had a video of her face. Sure had some fun times when we were kids. As adults, we have had some fun times also. When all us Wags are together, it’s a big laugh fest and fun times. One time, long ago, we found out we had a sister in California, and my brother Larry and I were going to tell my sister Pam. We get together and Larry says, “we have something to tell you” and as serious as she could ever be, she says “I’m not pregnant am I?” We rolled and have never let her live that down. How would we know anyway?
This week’s recipe is four layer delight. One of my favorite desserts of all time and you can make it with any kind of pudding you want. My favorite is chocolate and coconut.
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine (softened and slightly melted)
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup pecans or nuts of your choice
1 cup powdered sugar
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 container of Cool Whip
2 six-ounce boxes of Jello-O (any flavor you like)
3 cups of cold milk
The rest of the Cool Whip
Mix the first three ingredients and add the pecans and press into a 13×9 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Soften the cream cheese, then blend in the powdered sugar and Cool Whip. Spread over cooled crust. Mix pudding and milk, and spread on the cream cheese layer. Spread the rest of the Cool Whip on top.