The past couple days have been full of sweet, tasty, delicious treats! I can’t promise your mouth wont be watering after reading this.
Yesterday the residents enjoyed some twinkie tiramisu. Even Michael, the head chef, seemed surprised to hear of using twinkies in a tiramisu recipe! The residents commented on how delicious it was.
Here is the recipe if you would like to try it out for yourself:
-1/3 cup boiling water
-1/2 cup of sugar
-2/3 cup of brewed coffee
-2 boxes (3.4 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix
-3 1/2 cups milk
-1 8oz container frozen whipped topping (thawed)
-1 box twinkies
1. Mix the boiling water and sugar together, stirring until the sugar is dissolved and the liquid turns clear.
2. Stir in the coffee and let it cool.
3. Mix the pudding mix and milk together with an electric mixer until the pudding has thickened.
4. Fold in the whipped topping.
5. Slice the Twinkies in half as well as lengthwise.
6. Place half of the slices on the bottom of a pan.
7. Drizzle with half the coffee syrup.
8. Spread half of the chocolate fluff over the Twinkies in the pan.
9. Top with the rest of the Twinkies.
10. Drizzle with the remaining coffee syrup.
11. Spread the chocolate fluff over the top of all of it.
12. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Some of our residents got to enjoy a delicious, homemade sugar free cheesecake. The recipe is activity assistant John’s recipe and because it is a secret family recipe he does not want to give it away. It took him 20 years to get the recipe from his own mother, that’s how secretive it is! The residents all enjoyed their pieces of cheesecake very much.
Today, Danielle, one of our wonderful volunteers, and I worked on making fruit pizzas for the residents to enjoy for dessert after their steak, shrimp, chicken, and ribs lunch. Many residents and staff had never even heard of a fruit pizza! We worked all morning cutting fruit, baking, and decorating. Here’s how they turned out:
Fruit pizzas can be used with all kinds of fruit. I used strawberries, mandarin oranges, pineapple, kiwis, blueberries, and grapes (colors of the rainbow!). I would not suggest using apples or bananas, as they will become brown too quickly. You can combine all these fruits and place them together on your fruit pizza, it does not have to be decorated in a pattern.
Buy a tube of sugar cookie dough and spread it evenly onto an ungreased pizza pan, leaving a small amount of room around the edge for the dough to expand onto as it bakes. Bake it in the oven according to the directions on the tube of cookie dough. Let the cookie cool completely. Use a mixer to beat together 1 package of cream cheese and 1/3 cup of sugar. Spread that cream cheese mixture evenly onto the cooled sugar cookie. Arrange the fruit as you would like. Refrigerate until ready to serve and refrigerate any leftovers. It is best if eaten in a day or two after it is made.
Your mouth is watering now, isn’t it!?