Thursday, May 28, 2009

Little Rock

Well, instead of staying in New Mexico, I ended up going out to Little Rock to spend some time at the boyfriend's family's house. I tried (very unsuccessfully!) to shoot a round of skeet, and thoroughly enjoyed all the delicious food made for us - I came home with a delicious recipe for some low-fat, low-sugar 'icebox eclairs' the boyfriends mom made for us - they didn't taste low fat or low sugar at all! Here's the recipe:

1 box 14 oz. low-fat honey graham crackers
cooking spray
2 3.4 oz. boxes sugar-free (french) vanilla pudding mix
1 8 oz. package fat-free cream cheese
1 8 oz. light whipped topping, thawed
3.25 cups skim milk
2 tbsp. margarine, softened
2 tbsp. honey
2 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate*
1 cup sifted powdered sugar

*If you want to use white chocolate, don't use sugar or honey and only use 3 cups milk.

Arrange 7.5 graham cracker sheets in the bottom of a 13 x 9 baking dish coated with cooking spray
Combine 3 cups skim milk, pudding mix, and cream cheese in a large bowl - beat at a low speed until thick
Fold in whipped topping
Spread half of pudding mixture over graham crackers in dish, and top with another layer of 7.5 graham cracker sheets.
Repeat for a second layer of pudding and third layer of graham crackers.
Combine .25 cup skim milk,, margarine, honey, and chocolate in a medium bowl and beat well with a mixer.
Gradually add powdered sugar to chocolate mixture and beat well.
Spread chocolate glaze over the top layer of graham crackers.
Cover dessert, tenting with aluminum foul.
Chill for at least 4 hours (allthough its better if chilled longer - wait a couple days if you can!)
Serves about 18 - feel free to make a half serving in a bread loaf to make dessert for a smaller gathering.

Despite all the low-fat, low-sugar ingredients, this dessert was delicious. Let me know if you try it out!

(I'll add a picture soon)

I also took a series of panoramic photos I had taken in College Station (Simpson Drill Field) and made them into a panorama and then into a little planet (you can see the bell tower, Rudder tower, MSC, new life sciences building - click on the picture to see one with notes).

I think I'm going to try sewing myself a new neck strap for my Canon DSLR when I get back to New Mexico.

1 comment:

  1. That recipe looks great, I might have to try it! I love that panoramic planet photo, that is so cool! What program do use to do that?
    I got the elephant pattern from , they have lots of different plushie patterns that look really cute! :)