Thursday, October 7, 2010

Family Activity - It's Fall!

I think that fall leaves are one of the most beautiful things
ever created.  I looked out my window this morning and could see
the colors had not only changed in the mountains,
but they were even starting to change closer to home.
It's and AWESOME sight!
Take your family on a drive to see the fall leaves.
Mueller Park is my favorite this time of year, especially
if you would like to go for a "FAMILY FRIENDLY HIKE."
Take some Ziploc bags so that the kids can
gather fall leaves.
Dry the leaves between the pages of an old phone book
and they can be added to your Thanksgiving table.
They can also be used to make a Fall Leaf Wreath on paper.
This can be laminated and added to your Family History or
Family Home Evening Journal.
(Just make sure the leaves are completely dry BEFORE you laminate them.)
Don't Forget to take your camera!
No family activity would be complete with out a treat!
This dessert is Aaaa-MAZ-ING!
Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle
Here's the Recipe:
2 (14-ounce) packages Gingerbread Mix
1 (5.1-ounce) box Cook-and-Serve Vanilla Pudding Mix
1 (30-ounce) can Pumpkin Pie Filling
1/2 cup packed Brown Sugar
1/3 teaspoon Ground Cardamom or Cinnamon
1 (12-ounce) container Frozen Whipped Topping
(Shelf-Stable Cream can be substituted here.
Just refrigerate, whip, and add a little powdered sugar and vanilla.)
1/2 cup Gingersnaps, Optional
Bake the gingerbread according to the package directions;
Cool completely.
Meanwhile, prepare the pudding and set aside to cool.
Stir the pumpkin pie filling, sugar, and cinnamon
 into the pudding.
Crumble 1 batch of gingerbread into the bottom of a large,
pretty bowl.
Pour 1/2 of the pudding mixture over the gingerbread,
Then add a layer of whipped topping.
Repeat with the remaining gingerbread, pudding,
and whipped topping.
Sprinkle of the top with crushed gingersnaps, if desired.
Refrigerate overnight.
Trifle can be layered in a punch bowl.
This would make a great BAG MEAL DESSERT!!!
I'll post the tags for the "Bag Meal Dessert" tomorrow.
Here's the Recipe PDF:
Sooooo Good!

1 comment:

*A* said...

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