Friday, April 11, 2008

Dessert in the Desert
Whenever my family comes, we try to have lots and lots of good food. It's how we bribe them to come down here... well that, and our lack of snow! One of my favorite things to make is desserts... who doesn't love a good dessert? I've started to make a list of all the super sweetness that will fill our bellies...we have carmel apple pie, chocolate trifle, Cocoa Crispie ice cream dessert, and strawberry shortcake. I'm still deciding on a few others... maybe a peach crisp or perhaps we'll do a cobbler in the Dutch oven. I haven't decided yet.
The dinners are also gonna be super yummy with Puerto Rican chicken and rice, Navajo tacos, corn chowder, hamburgers with onion strings, tacos with homemade tortillas, and a myriad of other concoctions! They are only going to be here for 5 days, so we have to make the most of our eating time together.
Do you have anything special that you like to cook when family comes to town?

16 comments:

Magirk said...

What time should I come over??? :D

Well, when my in-laws come to visit, I ask my Hubby what he wants me to make to impress them. Usually it's chili or hamburger gravy (LOL!).

When my family comes to visit, I usually go a TAD BIT more sophisticated than that. (hee hee)

Seriously. Your menu sounds scrumdidiliumptious (sp?).

Hubby's birthday is next weekend, and I'm thinking I'll give a trifle a go. He's always asking for it, but I'm not too big on soggy cake n' all that, so I've never tried it. This year, I can't really think of anything nice to do for his birthday (except for you know what!!), so I guess we're down to making trifle.

Hope you have fun with your family in town!! :)

Beth said...

How do you make Puerto Rican chicken and rice? I'd also love a recipe for chocolate trifle. When my in-laws come, I make things they don't usually eat. They are meat and potato kind of people. I make yummy salads, homemade bread, and grilled pork loins.

JustRandi said...

Yea! I want that Puerto Rican Chicken recipe, too. I'm having a house load of people next weekend, and I've been trying to decide what to make.

Jodi said...

Um, yeah. How long till you post those recipes? I have company here NOW, and I don't know what to cook them!

Eve said...

I'd gladly come over if you fed me like that!

Yvonne said...

Yum, sounds like they'll have plenty to eat. I, too, would love the puerto rican chicken recipe.

I hope you have a wonderful time with everyone. (Thanks for the links to the recipes; )

Jean Knee said...

I like to fire up the old waffle maker 4000 and OD everyone on delicious butterness

Christy said...

When we have grandparents visit, I love to cook up lots of recipes that my kids don't like (it's always nice to have some adults that appreciate my cooking), but two of them are on the Diabetic Diet and the other two are on Weight Watchers.... hmmm... leaves me scrambling to find fun recipes, but not stuff that screams, "health food... we're all on a diet!" Wish I could be more helpful!

Amber said...

I have them take me out to dinner.

Now THAT is a great tradition! :-)

kailani said...

I'm famous for my Chocolate Trifle better known as Better Than Sex Cake. Yum!

Tausha said...

My mother in-law introduced me to this yummy treat
4 layer delight
first layer
Crust:
1c. flour
3/4 c. nuts-chopped finely(whatever kind you want-i like almonds)
1 cube butter
cut butter into flour-add nuts. Press into 9x13 bake 350 for 10 mins. let cool.
1st layer
2 c. p. sugar
8 oz cream cheese
9 0z cool whip
mix on order given, pour onto crust
2nd layer
min 2 small pkgs.instant cholate pudding. Pour over first layer, chill until pudding sets.
3rd layer
spread 19 0z cool whip on top and sprinkle with 1/2 cup chopped nuts. Chill before serving.
Seriously-i would not have typed out the recipe for you if it was not absoulatelty postitively incredible. I could eat the whole pan with a spoon. I know that there are similar recipes to this, but this one has been tweeked for maximum delight!
Try it, you will like it!

diana said...

all that food for 5 days!? no one is going to go hungry, that's for sure. it all sounds very yummy! i'm late on this comment so i have a feeling your family is already there. i will look forward to hearing all about the visit.

Nancy Face said...

Ummm...I'm salivating over the scrumptious delights you just listed...to the point that I can't think of any suggestions! :0

Jen said...

My hubby makes a fantastic taco salad. And oh, I'm going to look at that chocolate trifle. I've been craving trifle for some days now.

And the Schrute bucks were awesome!

Holly said...

Well, no one really comes to see us... but for company I like my Pasta and Sun-dried tomatoes, apple pie, sometimes my snickers cake. We also like to BBQ. When we go to my mom's she always does a BBQ Tri-Tip steak with potato casserole.

Bonnie said...

Yum sounds so good I am hungry now. Can I come play with your familt too?