Monday, December 8

gonna be a long day

It's not even 8:30 A.M. and Tyler has already been in time out a few times, hit the Christmas tree with a bat, and spilled a bowl of cereal while throwing a fit. I think that new supply of patience I got this weekend isn't going to last long. And I think I'm not going to survive his terrible twos.

On another note, I've created a monster. Last night we drove around looking at Christmas lights, which is something I love to do, and my kids so far have seemed to love it. But after about 10 minutes of driving last night Alexis started yelling that she was bored and wanted to go home and watch "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition". When we refused to go home her wailing became more persistent because she was really worried about missing Extreme Makeover. And when I told her it was already done...oh boy. I thought kids weren't capable of ruining family togetherness time until they were teenagers! However, I have no one to blame but myself and my DVR.

Below is my Christmas present to you people. This treat is my FAVORITE dessert. I don't make it very often, though, because I'll eat the whole pan in 2 days. But I did make it yesterday, so you know what I'll be doing today. Enjoy!

Raspberry Delights

1 1/4 c. sifted flour
1/2 t. salt
1 t. sugar
1 t. baking powder
1/2 c. butter
1 egg yolk
2 T. milk
3/4 c. thick raspberry jam
2 eggs
2 t. vanilla
5 T. melted butter
2 1/2 c. flaked coconut
1 1/2 c. sugar

Sift flour with salt; add 1 t. sugar and baking powder; blend in butter; add egg yolk and milk. Pat into buttered 11x7 pan. (I actually use 9x13 because I don't have a fancy 11x7 and it works fine) Spoon on and spread jam on top. Beat eggs until thick and lemon colored then beat in 1 1/2 c. sugar, vanilla and melted butter. Add coconut. Spoon over jam. Bake at 350 for 35 min. Cool and serve. (I think it's way better a day later, but I can never wait that long to break into it.)


Merrick said...

That makes me laugh that Alexis even knows what Extreme Makeover is. At least she's not wanting to watch some dirty show or something :)

I'm going to have to try those Raspberry Delights...sound delicious!

Tricia and Aaron said...

Aaron eats the whole thing in Two no worries!

The Shill Spill said...

You know...if you didn't know it, you'd think that Alexis and Jake were related! Jake does the exact same thing when we go to look at Christmas lights. The thing is though, that if we stop the car to look at the lights, in only takes .5 seconds for him to then reply that he is so terribly bored. WOW! And does he let you know. But, I've learned that if we keep driving, and don't stop...not once, not even at a stop sign, then we are okay. :) LOL!

KinsRae said...

I found you guys. Cute...I am going to add to our friends. Yeah..