Sunday, April 7, 2013

Life in PA and Cream Puff in a Pan

The last weeks and months have been busy. Jason and I have been placed in charge of our church teen group. This means lots of preparation, planning, and prayer. God has been helping, and we are building relationships with our teens, and they seem to be growing in their faith.

We are continuing to work on paperwork, trainings, etc. for our home study with our new agency. Things are going smoothly and efficiently, but there is a lot of work involved. At this point, it looks like we will have done as much in one month with this agency as it took us one year to do with the previous agency. We are so glad that God led us to them!

The school year is winding down. The busiest part of the year is here, full of breaks, testing, spring fever, and the attitudes that come with it.

So, needless to say, we have been busy. Because of this, Jason asked if I would fix a romantic dinner for the two of us to share. This is something that I did quite a bit when we were first married, but it had been awhile.

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So, yesterday I did just that. We had several of Jason’s favorite foods, I gussied up the table, and it was a lovely time together.

The dessert I made is one that Jason had at a potluck once upon a time. He liked it so much that he asked for the recipe, so yesterday, I tried my hand at it. I thought I’d share it with you. It is light, and not extremely sweet or rich, so it is a refreshing end to a meal.

Cream Puff Dessert

Cream Puff in a Pan

Crust:

1 cup water

1/2 cup butter

1 cup flour

4 eggs

Filling:

1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese softened

2 (4 serving size) packages vanilla pudding mix

3 cups milk

Topping:

1 (8 oz.) container whipped topping

Chocolate syrup

In sauce pan bring water and butter to boil over medium heat. When butter is melted, remove from heat and add flour. Stir until well blended. (It will be a thick dough at this point.) Add eggs one at a time beating well by hand after each addition. Spread mixture onto greased 11x15 cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Allow to cool.

 

In medium bowl, slowly add milk to cream cheese mixing until smooth. (Make sure that your cream cheese is nice and soft or there will be lumps.) Add pudding mixes and blend until thickened. Allow to set for a few minutes and then spread over crust.

 

Spread whipped topping over the top and then drizzle with chocolate syrup.

Refrigerate until serving.

1 comment:

  1. Everything looks lovely! Kudos to you both for realizing the importance of taking time for keeping the romance in a marriage. Hmmm. Now I think of it, some time has passed since I fixed Uncle Wes a special dinner and really gussied the place up.

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