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Special ocaasions only?

We just got home from a mini-trip.

I’m tired.

Seriously tired.

Naturally the very first thing the kids clamored for as we walked back in the house was dinner.

It’s like they expect to be fed every day or something.

I stumbled to the freezer (Did I mention I’m tired?) and did a quick inventory of the contents. Freezer burnt broccoli, chicken nuggets, popsicles, and COOL WHIP whipped topping. Hmmm…..

This mini-trip we just took was not a special occasion, but it sure felt like it. It was incredibly nice to have an “everyday” special day. Maybe I could carry that same feeling through to dinner.

Are you sure they have to be fed? 

Everyone was a bit grouchy after being cooped up in the car. Well, make that a lot grouchy. I think we all needed something to smile about.

My family’s all time favorite dessert is something we call Pink Fluff. We serve it at big, important dinners. Because Pink Fluff is awesome.

And besides tasting quite yummy, it is a cinch to make. Why don’t I make this more often? I have all the ingredients on hand almost all the time.

I knew what could pull this evening out of the grumpies. PINK FLUFF!

I grabbed the chicken nuggets (you knew it, didn’t you….) and the COOL WHIP. Nuggets for dinner, Pink Fluff for dessert!

If you have not tasted Pink Fluff, please try it. You can make it in any flavor, just change the flavor of the gelatin. All measurements are approximate. This is a very flexible dessert.

Flexible is awesome. 🙂

First take 4 ounces (about half a package) of cream cheese. Cube it and toss it in a mixing bowl. Using a mixer, beat it until it softens up. Or you could plan ahead and actually take it out of the fridge ahead of time and let it soften, but mine was on short notice, and this works just as well.

Next boil 1/2 C water. Turn off heat and add in 1/2 of the small package of gelatin dessert. We usually make strawberry. Hence the name….Pink Fluff. Stir for about 2 minutes or until you are sure the gelatin is dissolved. Add the gelatin mix to the cream cheese and mix until it is totally combined.

Next add in about 8 ounces of COOL WHIP. That is about half a tub. Just toss it right in the bowl and mix well. You will probably need to scrape down the sides once or twice.

Scrape all that yumminess into a bowl and stash it in the fridge. Then pull it out at an ordinary dinner and rocket it to a special dinner!

And please don’t tell my Grandma that I shared this super easy recipe with y’all. 😀

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  • Ashley April 2, 2012, 7:57 pm

    Yummers! Jake’s gram makes orange fluff with mandarin oranges in it. Oh. So. Good. I so love the fluff. =) Now I know the top secret recipe…woot!

  • Diabetic Snacker Reviews June 1, 2012, 4:27 pm

    Your grandma probably got this out of the newspaper a long time ago as I remember
    it running for years in our paper’s. I still make it it’s really tasty
    so thanks for the reminder. I do add 1 tsp vanilla extract to mine makes
    it even better. Sprinkle with pecans if you’re really wanting a good
    fluffy treat.

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