Monday, December 30, 2013

Simple Orangle Dreamsicle cake

I have found many different ways to make this cake. This is probably the simplest.
1 yellow cake mix (and what is needed to make the cake so 3 eggs And 1/3 cup oil)
2 pkg of Orange Jello
1 pkg of vanilla pudding
1 cup milk (for the pudding)
1 tub of Cool Whip
First make cake as directed in a 9x9 square pan. Let it cool completely.
Poke wholesale throughout the cake. I used the handle of my spoon since it round and about the size of my finger. An end of a small wooden spoon may work well.
Then prepare 1 box of the Orange jello. Then pour over the top of your cake. Make sure you pour evenly and in all the wholesale you made.
Then cover the cake and put it in the fridge for 4 hours.
Then make the pudding with the milk. Then add the last package of Jello straight into the pudding mixture. Stir together well.
Then fold in the Cool Whip. Once the topping is all mixed then spread on top of your cake.
I topped it with some orange zest and a few orange slices.

Tortellini, basil, and fire roasted tomatoes soup

Sorry I've been MIA for so long. Life got busy, tablet broke, and my daughter started school full time.
Anyway, I have a new easy dinner recipe for you.
Tortellini, basil, and fire roasted tomatoes soup.
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 clove garlic
1-quart chicken broth
6 oz. fresh or frozen tortellini
14 oz. canned diced fire roasted tomatoes with their liquid
10 oz. spinach, washed and stemmed; coarsely chopped
8 – 10 leaves of basil, coarsely chopped
Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
Add broth and bring to a boil.
Add the tortellini and cook halfway, about 5 minutes for frozen tortellini, and just a minute or two if using fresh.
Add the tomatoes and their liquid, reduce the heat to simmer and cook just until the pasta is tender.
Stir in the spinach and basil and cook until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes.
Serve immediately, sprinkled with the grated Parmigiano Reggiano.