Tuesday, May 28, 2013

And all I got

My older son graduated from High School a couple of days ago. As his Mom, I'm going to take this as a personal accomplishment. Yes, he did do it. But it’s very possible I dragged him through, kicking and screaming the whole way. So yes, I’m taking some of the credit. And yet, for all my effort, I didn’t even get a t-shirt. What DID I get? Well, let’s see . . .




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My son graduated from High School and all I got was:
* a migrane. Actually, more than one.
* selective hearing. It’s a skill. I had to work at it.
* lots of practice baking.
* grey hair.
* a nervous tic. Sort of like a fashion statement, it goes really well with the gray hair.

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 Angel Food Trifle


* the ability to fall back asleep after being woken up by the front door slamming at 1:00 am.
* a blog. One that sometimes seems to take up more of my time and attention than my kids do.
* a renewed appreciation for mixed drinks. And a skill for developing new ones.
* bragging rights. Which, I have to admit, are being well and frequently used at the moment.
* the bill for college. Best bill ever.

It cost me about $100 to have this put into his yearbook. And although I’m not one to throw money out the window, I’m going to call this well worth it:

All you’ve conquered and accomplished
shows how brave and strong you are.
So Proud.  Every Day.
Love,
Mom, Dad, JB

Congratulations, Son.

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Angel Food Trifle
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Ingredients:
2 (15 oz) angel food cakes or loaves
1 1/2 lbs. fresh strawberries, washed and slices
2 (3 oz) packages of strawberry jello
2 cups whipping cream

Directions:
*Make one package of jello and put in the fridge for about 45 minutes, just until it starts to set. Don't let it set completely, it still needs to be liquid, just thickened.
*Beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks hold. Beat in the thickened jello. Put in the fridge. NOTE: If the jello has set too much, whisk in a little bit of warm water before using.
*Cut one of the angel food cakes into squares. Mix with half of the strawberries and put into the bottom of a large glass bowl.
*Make the second package of jello. Pour half of it over the cake layer and push down into the bottom of your glass bowl.
*Gently layer half of the whipped cream mixture over the angel cake layer.
*Refrigerate to let these bottom layers set a little.
*Repeat all layers. When you push down on the second cake layer, make sure to do it gently and not push it into the whipped cream layer below it.
*Garnish top with a strawberry.

40 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the new graduate. If you learned some new drinks, I hope you plan on sharing those recipes...

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    1. Thank you. Got a drink recipe planned for my blogoversary in June.

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  2. It was worth every headache and penny spent.
    Now take the summer off, at least from dragging them out to get ready for school.
    relax, have a drink, and keep writing about your days. I love it.
    Congrats to him and of course you!

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    1. Thanks, Dawn. And you're absolutely right, it was worth every twitch and grey hair!

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  3. Congratulations to you and yours! Welcome to the club. A new adventure awaits! One down/One to go
    Jae Mac, I'm Just Sayin'...(Damn!)

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    1. Looking forward to the new adventure. Cause the old one damn near killed me!

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  4. Congrats... Love the $100 Quote in the Yearbook: Priceless!!!

    Have a great week, Slu

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    1. LOL, priceless even sounds better than $100!

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  5. (((HUGS))) Congrats babe, I know it must be so hard to watch him graduate. I can't even imagine the emotions.

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    1. Lets just say I should have bought stock in a tissue factory. I'd be rich!

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  6. Congrats again to him. I know you are so very, very proud. And congrats to YOU.....you survived!!! ♥

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. And yes, I still seem to be breathing . . . barely.

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  7. I know it wasn't your intention but this made me cry. I can't help but look at my boys and think how quickly I will be where you are (oh & now I'm mad to find out you don't even get a t-shirt, I am however looking forward to the tic since I need something to go with my grey hair!) :) Congratulations mama!

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    1. It's so cliche, but it truly went by in the blink of an eye. But somehow I survived it!

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  8. Would it be tacky or considered plagiarism if I stole you yearbook words, put them in a safe place and pulled them out in 8 years when my kid graduates? Yeah, I thought so;) Beautifully written. I think you deserve more than a t shirt even!
    Vicky
    www.thepursuitofnormal.blogspot.com

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    1. I think so too. Like a t-shirt AND a mixed drink!

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  9. A renewed appreciation for mixed drinks! Congrats to you both!

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    1. And that appreciation just grows and grows!

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  10. Congrats to the new graduate! You must be so proud!

    Now please mail me that trifle as I am drooling!

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    1. Thanks, Phil. I'd love to mail you the trifle, but I can't mail food, the kids tackle me on the way out the door.

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  11. Congratulations to your son. You must be so proud. Your trifle looks amazing.

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  12. oh no! I completely missed the big occasion! Belated congratulations to him and to you! And, that strawberry trifle looks amazing!

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    1. Thank you, Roshni, I'm so proud of him (and me). We both survived the High School years.

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  13. Congrats to both of you, dear friend. I'm so proud you both made it all the way through! I'm sure the mastering of mixed drinks helped a lot. And the blog...thank god for the blog, Karen. What would I do with out you? Thank you little man alone for me for that!

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    1. Thanks Michele, it was a tough road, but the blogging and your support certainly helped me maintain some level of sanity.

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  14. Mmm this trifle looks fab I'd love for you to share it over at the link party I'm hosting :D

    http://thevelvetmoonbaker.blogspot.ie/2013/06/sweet-savoury-sunday-14.html

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  15. Hi Karen .... First let me say a big congratulations to your son! Second, I love desserts like this that are easy :) I love it .... so much so, that I'm featuring it as one of my favorites at tomorrow's All my Bloggy Friends! I can't wait to see what you share this week :)

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    1. WOW, thanks Jamie. I'm so excited to be featured!

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  16. This looks really good! Trifles are always so pretty!

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    1. This one is so easy, and everyone seems to love it, it goes so fast.

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  17. That sounds yummy! I just pinned it!

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    1. Hope you try it. It's a crowd pleaser around here.

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  18. love this recipe, thanks for linking up at Swap N Share Sunday
    Dawn
    Spatulas On Parade

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  19. That looks really good. Two of my favorite desserts. Angel food cake and strawberries. And a very sweet story to go along with it. Bless you and congratulations.

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    1. Thanks, Karen. It's simple to put together too.

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  20. Featuring you from the July edition of Keep Calm and Cook On at Addicted to Recipes! Congrats! http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.ca/2013/07/keep-calm-and-link-on-july-features.html

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    1. That's great, thanks for the feature.

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