Yummy Recipe and Quote

Monday, March 17, 2008

I thought I would fill your tummy's and minds today. hehe. Here is
the tummy part...sooo tasty.


1 cup boiling water
1- box (4 serving size) orange flavored gelatin
1 box Betty Crocker White cake mix
3/4 cup frozen (thawed) orange juice concentrate
1/3 cup vegetable oil
4 egg whites
1/4 cup water
1 container (12 oz.) Betty Crocker Whipped vanilla frosting
1 container (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Heat oven to 350 for shiny metal or glass pan (or 325 for dark on nonstick pan).
Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray or flour.
In a small bowl, mix boiling water and gelatin until gelatin is completely dissolved. Cool slightly, about 5-minutes.

In a large bowl, beat cake mix, 1/4 cup of gelatin mixture, 1/4 cup of the orange juice concentrate, the oil, water, egg whites with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2-minutes, scrapping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan. Reserve remaining gelatin mixture and orange juice concentrate.

Bake 30 to 35-minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Poke warm cake every inch with fork. Place 1 tablespoon of the reserved gelatin mixture in a small bowl; set aside. Into remaining gelatin mixture, stir remaining 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate; pour slowly over the cake. Cook cake completely and about 1 hour.

In a medium bowl, gently stir together frosting and whipped topping; frost cake. Microwave 1 T. gelatin on high 10-seconds. Using 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon, place small drops of gelatin mixture over frosting. With spoon or toothpick, swirl gelatin into frosting. Store covered in refrigerator.

I have been reading this really great book lately, for probably a month now because it takes me FOREVER now to get through a book cause by the end of the day I am to exhausted to read. It is called, Everyday Parents Raising Great Kids. Great book, I highly recommend it. I read this perfect quote from it and it kind of has become my mission statement for how I want my home to be & how I want to raise my kids, so here it is:

"I really wanted my home to be a place where family members felt valued, encouraged, and loved, and where they could learn how to live well. I wanted it to be a place where each one could grow, develop, laugh, play and hug. I hoped it would be a place where they could make mistakes and feel someone was there to listen to them, help them, teach them, and set a good example for them. I did not want them to feel i devalued them because they struggled. I wanted our home to be a place that, when the time came to leave and head out on their own, they would miss it, and want to come back with their own children. I wanted each one to say they came to know service, caring about others, kindness, faith, and gratitude better because they lived in our home and were apart of our family."

5 Say What's:

Kim said...

I love that quote...in fact I may print it and put it on my mirror. You are a great mom...and sister. Love ya!

Kim said...

Great spring colored blog by the way...don't ya love that kit?

Megan said...

Amen- Good quote! Now, people need to start putting recipes on their websites that I won't feel guilty when I I eat the whole thing ;)

Kristin Bishop said...

That looks sooo good! I will definitely be trying it out! I'm glad you said your e-mail was acting funny...because I e-mailed you before I came to utah and wanted to meet for lunch! You must have never gotten the message. My e-mail has been freaking out lately too. Your blog is SOOOO adorable. I can't wait til I move to Utah and I can take lessons from such a professional. I honestly have never seen a cuter set-up. It is exactly something I would choose!

I will e-mail your personal e-mail becuase this is going on and on!

Thanks for the recipe!

Tausha said...

found your blog from Megan. Love it! Love It! You are such a cute mom with great talents and we also have many things in common. I was reading on the blog and loved the ideas-i have 1 at home all day, 1 at school 1/2 day and 1 at school all day. I think there favorite thing to say is "Im Bored!" Drives me crazy! Anway-all my kids are girls and I too love Bows. SO i would love both of your friends info. (the board and bows) I hope you don't mind that i add you to my blog roll. Come by and say Hi!

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