Meals with a Message

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Space Cake

Birthday Party
Space Cake
chips with dip
Ice Cream
Tip: Serve food on plates with moon and stars or space scenes. Use posters or drawings of the moon and other objects of the sky. Use stickers on cupcake papers to make space nut cups.
Use dark blue napkins and cups. Music may be space oriented.
people may wish to wear their favorite space show character. Honoree of party may present the wearer of the best costume a space-gift.
Food for thought: Give thanks to the Lord...who...made the Heavens...the sun..the moon and stars...Psalm 136; 1,5,8-9 NIV
Space Cake
Bake your favorite yellow cake batter. Frost with white icing. Use space toys for decorations.
Coconut Pudding Cake recipe
1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1 pkg. instant vanilla pudding mix
1 1/2 cup water
4 eggs
1/4 cup oil
2 cups grated coconut
1 c. chopped nuts
Blend cake mix, pudding mix, water, eggs and oil in a large mixing bowl. Beat at medium speed for 4 minutes. Stir in coconut and nuts. Pour into 3 greased and floured 9 inch pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Cool in pans 15-20 minutes. Remove to cooling rack. Fill and top with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting .
Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups grated coconut
1 package cream cheese
2 Tablespoons milk
3/12 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon white vanilla flavoring
Cream butter with cream cheese and add milk. Gradually add sugar. Blend in white vanilla flavoring. Add 1 3/4 cups coconut. spread between cake layers. Stack and frost top.
Sprinkle remaining coconut on top.
Glazed cinnamon Pecans
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 Tablespoons evaporated mild
2 teaspoons water
3 cups pecan
Mix sugar, cinnamon, milk and water. Bring mixture to a boil. Boil until it reaches soft ball stage. Remove from heat. Pour pecans into the mixture. Toss until well coated. Pour onto wax paper. When cooled break apart and enjoy!
Vanilla ice Cream
1 Tablespoon unflavored gelatin
1 1/4 cup mild
2 eggs, separated
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring-clear
1 cup half & half cream
Soften gelatin in 1/4 cup milk and set aside.
combine 1 cup milk, egg yolks and salt in a double boiler and heat until mixture coats spoon.
Remove from heat. Add gelatin mixture and sugar and stir until well blended. cool and add vanilla flavoring and cream. Freeze until firm. Beat egg whites and add to frozen gelatin base. Return to freezer until frozen to consistency to be served with cake.
1 46 oz. can pineapple juice
2 1/2 cups sugar
1-3oz. package strawberry jello
1 quart boiling water
1 quart cold water
2 bottles ginger ale or Sprint
Mix boiling water with sugar and jello to dissolve. Add juice and cold water. Mix well and put in containers and freeze. Thaw to ice consistency and add the lemon-lime cola.
From Nutrient writer: To make ice cream a diabetic recipe substitute 1/4 cup of artificial sweeter with 1/4 cup sugar. Artificial sweeter and unsweetened jello may be used in the punch for a diabetic.