Well Dined

30May/169

SRC – Memorial Day Meal from A Day in the Life on the Farm

Well Dined | BBQ Beef and BLT Pasta Salad

May has five Mondays this year, which means - themed Secret Recipe Club post!  Falling on Memorial Day, the theme for this reveal is Picnic/BBQ and my assigned blog was A Day in the Life on the Farm.  Wendy and her husband are former police officers who moved out to the country and became farmers.  They treat their animals humanely, are part of an organic CSA, trade with other farmers, and live sustainably as much as possible - I am so jealous!  I dream of being a radical homemaker, but don't have the commitment.  I was on a specific mission this month, but I look forward to perusing the blog more thoroughly.

Well Dined | Black Forest Trifle

I actually made three recipes from Wendy's blog this weekend, in order to have a full meal for the holiday.  She had tons of recipes that are appropriate for the challenge, and I chose BBQ Beef Sandwiches, BLT Pasta Salad, and Black Forest Trifle.  Each of these was easy to make with the help of store-bought ingredients, so that I didn't have to spend a full day in the kitchen.  And each of them was a big hit!

12May/160

Vanilla Pudding Shots

Well Dined | Vanilla Pudding Shots

In my last post, I mentioned that one of the recipes that I wanted to make from my blog assignment, Pale Yellow, was Vanilla Pudding Shots.  Well, guess what? I made them!  And they were awesome (and STRONG).  I didn't have little shot cups to put them in, so I just split the pudding among four cups for my friends.  I wasn't able to finish mine, so be warned that they are strong!  You can mix more whipped cream in to dilute it.

Well Dined | Vanilla Pudding Shots

Just mix instant pudding mix with milk and flavored vodka, then fold in Cool Whip.  That's it - so easy!  There is something about Cool Whip that helps stabilize things like this in a way that whipped cream can't.  But feel free to whip your own cream and use that instead.  Top with more whipped cream and sprinkles and party on!