With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Family Time

Monday, February 14, 2011

Family Time

We celebrated Valentine's Day with family on Sunday.
Jamie and family came over and we picked up my mom.
An easy meal, I made hoagies, soup and Greek Panzanella Salad and of course, potato chips because, you can never have enough potato chips ;)
  Caroline Catherine ~ Cambrie Noelle ~ Lorraine Diane
Great-Grandmom ~ Baby Girl ~ Mom-Mom
(I should had thought to get Jamie in this photo for a four generational shot)
sweet baby girl
 Noah and Silas were thrilled to be outside playing hockey

Dear Keri and Mom-Mom
Caleb played hard then fell fast asleep after a messy skinned knee :(
 Cheesecake Shooters were a hit (recipe below)
a little love for everyone

even my blogging friends!

Cheesecake Shooters
from Souffle Bombay
8oz cream cheese, softened
16 oz sour cream
1 small box vanilla instant pudding
1/2 cup sugar, plus 1 TBS
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 can of cherry pie filling
1 pack (not box) of plain graham crackers
3 TBS melted butter

Optional: 2 1/2 ounce shooter cups with lids usually found at party stores or wholesale clubs.

In your mixing bowl combine the cream cheese and sour cream until blended. Pour in the pudding mix, sugar and vanilla and mix on medium for 3 minutes more. Place in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.

Crush the graham crackers in your food processor until just crumbs. Add in the butter and 1 TBS sugar and pulse until combined. Place in a small bowl and set aside.

In your blender or food processor blend/pulse the cherry pie filling until it become syrup (no chunks left). You can of course make your own syrup from strawberries, blueberries etc instead of the pie filling if you have the time. Set aside.

In the shooter cups, wine glasses or whatever you may be using, first spoon enough graham cracker mixture to cover the bottom. Then spoon or pipe in some cheesecake mixture, then spoon enough syrup in to cover the cheesecake mixture, then spoon or pipe in second layer of cheesecake mixture, then place a few drops of syrup on top and swirl around for a spiral design by using a wooden toothpick or skewer.
And... some silly Valentine fun...

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!
Happy Valentine's Day to my guy!
I got you to hold my hand
  I got you to understand
I got you to walk with me
  I got you to talk with me
I got you to kiss goodnight
I got you to hold me tight
I got you, I won't let go
I got you to love me so
(lyrics by Sonny Bono) 
From Wikipedia:
"I Got You Babe" is a 1965 number-one hit single by American pop music duo Sonny & Cher.
Sonny Bono, a songwriter and record producer for Phil Spector, wrote the song for himself and his wife, Cher, late at night in their basement. Noted session drummer Hal Blaine performed the drums for the song. Bono was inspired to write the song to capitalize on the popularity of the term "babe," as heard in Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe" which was a hit for The Turtles.
Upon recording and releasing the song, "I Got You Babe" became the duo's biggest single, their signature song, and a defining recording of the early hippie countercultural movement. In August 1965, the single spent three weeks at the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and number nineteen on the R&B charts in the United States. The duo's single also hit number one in the United Kingdom


Susan said...

Oh LDH, I am sitting here at the kitchen table, laptop in front of me, laughing like crazy. I LOVED the JibJab video of you and your forever love. Love, love, loved it....SO ADORABLE. Where oh where do you find such sites? Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing. Happy Valentine's night! Susan

Life In a Little House said...

Ha you silly girl that is so funny with the video and picture!! What beautiful pictures of your family! Oh and those shooters looks fabulous I need to bookmark this so I remember to print the recipe thanks for sharing~ Oh and thanks for the cupcake ;) If only I could reach into the computer and eat it lol!! ~Happy Valentines Love Heather

Mildred said...

You have us giggling tonight! Love the video. As I was microwaving our romantic Valentine meal (HOTDOGS!) John turned on some Barry White music from the 70's. We got so tickled we could hardly eat!!!
Beautiful photos of your Mom and Cambrie and you. I love all the photos of your sweet grandbabies and those cupcakes and shooters sound delicious.

Deb said...

That is the best jib-jab I've seen so far. It is hilarious.
Loved the photo of the three of you at the start of the post. Just gorgeous, worthy of framing.
Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

Buttercup said...

Thanks, sweet friend. I was just thinking I needed a Valentine cupcake and here you are! The photos are just lovely. Blessings and good wishes!

NanaDiana said...

I got sidetracked playing with JibJab..but had to come back to tell you this was a wonderful post and that your family is just beautiful! xoo Diana

marie said...

That was the best JibJab ever! You two were awesome and I grinned through the whole thing! Loved it!
The whole post was great. Filled with so many of my favorite things...hockey, babies, cupcaske, cheesecake and lots and lots of smiles!!

Jennifurla said...

What a perfect day, you have such a lovely group of people that surround you. Love these shooters, they are very pretty!

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

The shooters look like something really good to serve at a shower, don't you think?

Your grandbaby is just too adorable!

Deb said...

I had to smile when I got to the end and saw you and your sweetheart!!! HOPE your Valentine's Day was great!!!

Julie said...

How fun! Love the shooters, perfect Valentines treats! Hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day!

Kristina said...

My kids love making jib-jab videos. So funny.

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Love your celebration with the shooters. I'm going to low-carb them cause they look heavenly! Also, your jib-jab is adorable. My guy says John is a much better sport than he is!

Ann said...

darn, on the laptop and can't get the video to work for me. I bet it's cute though. Love all the pictures, looks like a fun game of hockey.
thanks for the cupcake :)

Julie Harward said...

Darling baby and such hard playing hockey players! The dessert looks tastey and I loved the jib jab..very cute! :D

Snippety Gibbet said...

What beautiful portraits of your family. jan

Dayle said...

Lorraine, you're a beauty! Loved everything about this post, especially the funny valentine. ;)

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I love your darling blog and I have signed up to follow so that I don't miss a single post! What a totally terrific Valentine's Day! Those cheesecake shooters are the bomb! And of course I adore your JibJab!

Thanks for popping by to visit and for your sweet comment about my clothespin doll! Hope you'll come by again soon!


Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Looks like I was signed up to follow you already on google friends connect but you weren't showing up on my blog roll...well I fixed that... I added you on to my favorite blogs on my sidebar! :)

Kristen said...

That was such a cute idea for a personalized Valentine. Too, too funny.

What sweet pictures of the children. All looked so happy to spend time with you. The cheesecake shooter? Wonderful idea.

Janice said...

Your photos are stunning, I need to practice more! And I loved your Sonny and Cher tribute - lol

keri-on said...

Just happened upon your site looking for a cowl pattern! Very nice to find Christians in blogland! Will enjoy exploring your site!
God Bless you! and your family!
keri (I don't frequently find my name spelled the same way!)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Lorraine this was such a wonderful post! Your grandchildren are so adorable and it was nice to see the multi-genrational photo of you and your Mom and grand daughter.Your dessert and cupcakes loo delicious!

Jib Jabs cards are so funny! I always liked this song by Sonny & Cher.


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