I’ve been REALLY sick this week. So sick that my littlest one keeps asking ‘are you sure you’re okay, Mommy?’ Yesterday, I went back to the doctor. He didn’t see me return. I overheard him asking his brother if I was dead. Yes, this was an actual conversation. I might be a bit worried about him! As for me, I’ve been pumped full of every drug known to man and, thankfully, have a few days off. Maybe I’ll stop scaring my kids soon. Until then….
I’ve got books and an easy, yummy, no brainer dessert for you. Well, really, it’s for Tara but you benefit!
I call this deliciousness a fake crisp. In this case cherry because that’s what this sick person wanted. It’s so easy that I can’t even tell you it’s an actual recipe because it’s totally not. Ready?
- 2 cans of your favorite pie filling
- 1 stick of salted butter, melted
- 1 box of jiffy CAKE mix
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Go ahead, open the cans and dump them in a small casserole or 9×9 pan. Sprinkle the cake mix over the filling. Pour the melted butter on top. Bake until brown and bubbly, about 45-60 minutes in my oven. Prepare to be amazed at how good this is.
Now, of course, you can make your own filling. If you’re using apple pie filling, add nuts, add cinnamon, play around, have a good time. This is seriously hard to screw up. If you’re M, add ice cream or beg your domestic goddess to whip up some heavy cream. Do you need to? Nah. This is a dessert for when you just want something yummy with no effort. Tell me when you’re making it. I’ll bring my spoon!
Time for some non-fiction, I think. I can’t tell you that I knew much about Carrie Fisher outside of her role in Star Wars. I tend not to pay attention to a lot of celebrity gossip. I’m not even certain that I knew she was Debbie and
Mike Eddie Fisher’s daughter (ugh! clearly, I’ve had too much medicine! Mike Fisher plays for my hockey team!). I know. That’s sad. I live in a black hole, k? But, this was a quick, somewhat entertaining read. Like, really, really quick….more novella than actual book. It struck me that maybe it was written as an afterthought to her previous book. Would I recommend it? Maybe, if you’ve borrowed it or gotten it from the library. Someone I know thought it was wickedly funny. I can’t say that was me. To me, it seems like she was trying to hard to be funny, to laugh at herself. Not necessary to me. I think anyone that can pick themselves up and put their life together after succumbing to the lure of drugs and alcohol, doesn’t need to justify themselves to me or need me to like them or whatever. Honestly, I’m impressed already.
Rosemary was a hard one for me to read. It’s well written and full of interesting stories but it’s just so sad and horrible and a reminder of medical tragedies. I cannot even imagine what her father went through knowing that he made the decision to allow doctors to perform a lobotomy on his daughter. She went from a sweet, happy, developmentally challenged young woman to just a shell of a person. Tragic. But, I am so thankful to have read this.
Okay, I’m outta here. I think a nap is calling. The downside to all the drugs is that I’m exhausted but can’t usually sleep. It’s wrong on so many levels.
Have a great weekend! xo