Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Monday, December 26, 2011

Poke Me! Okay- DON'T

Yes...yes....I know...
I'm a little late getting
here this morning.
I'd show you a picture
of how tired I look but
I don't want you to think you
are looking at
Halloween pictures!

So, mask in place,
I truthfully admit
that
 it was SUCH a busy
day yesterday that I didn't
get hardly any pictures.
WHAT????
What kind of blogger am I?

Well....I'm the blogger
that forgets she's blogging
and plays games with
the kids and bakes a cake.

Okay- I DID make the cake
the day befoe.
It's a POKE CAKE..and
I saw it out here in Blogland
and remembered how many of
these I had made for my own kids.

I thought it would be fun to
make one for the grands this year.

It's simple..
1 white cake mix
1 small box red Jello (any flavor)
1  snall box green Jello (if you say you find
anything except lime I'll think you're lying)
Pretend whipped cream
(called Cool Whip by some)

Bake the cakes in round pans.
Poke some holes in them with
the handle of a wooden spoon.
Pour Jello into holes
(it will disappear)
Frost with Cool Whip
Make sumthin' purty on top.
(or not)
Refrigerate for up to two days.
Cut and enjoy.
Too late for Christmas, you say?
Quit your whining....
Bake one for
New Year's Day
using
Blueberry Jello.
It'll make your mouth do this....
Looks like a Viagra ad, doesn't it?
Just sayin' ~

And, if you're lucky like me
while everyone else is eating
cake you can be
studying the newest member of
the family, Baby Charles.
Please ignore the PINK blanket
you know how it is in a houseful
of girl cousins.
He was so good we hardly heard
a peep out of him all day.
He smiled in his sleep several times,
making us all smile in return.
AND
My husband is smiling this morning
because he got something
extra special from the kids.
Something that you won't understand
if you don't live in
Green Bay...something that
will make NO SENSE
unless you understand how
important the
Green Bay Packers
are to this family.
It's a limited edition portrait, folks,
of Vince Lombardi,
done by a local artist-
a friend of my daughter and son-in-law.
20 x 24 unframed.
hmmmm...
Wow- Where to put this in amongst
the family wall of pictures?
He's NOT related.
Doesn't matter...
it's all relative.
(get it-relative? related?-never mind)
Happy Monday!
your photo name

18 comments:

  1. Merry yesterday Christmas Diana. I know you had a fabulous day yesterday and the cake.....how festive!! Happy day after...rest up...I am.... Now I am off to have a piece of that cake I baked Christmas Eve and never got a piece of...the Almond Joy cake..yum! xo

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  2. Glad you had a good day and I Love the Vince drawing- limited edition, too. Yes, I even know who he is...LOL
    Charles is so cute.
    I am having another good day if I could just wake up!

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  3. I haven't made one of those cakes in a very long time, beautiful portrait, looks like pencil,, just lovely.
    The baby just makes everything complete doesn't he,, what a sweet heart, he looks very content.

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  4. Your cake looks yummy and so pretty! Isn't Blogland just great? We see the most wonderful ideas! Baby Charles is so darn cute! Thanks for sharing another blog with me too! You're so kind!

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  5. It's all perfect, Sweet D...and I do understand...my son tweets as KTVB SportsGuy.
    Who could not love Aaron R.?
    Vince Lombardi is like "The Christmas Story" of football!
    ~Lynne
    [w/L]

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  6. I love your poke cake!! And, with the kids waiting until later this week to come by, I may just make this!! I'd forgotten about this gem of a cake! Yummy - coming up!!

    That baby of yours is really growing fast!

    What a marvelous portrait of Vince Lombardi! What a great gift for your husband! Will look great where ever you decide to display it!

    Have a great week!
    Blessings,
    Donna

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  7. Merry Christmas, Diana! I don't think I took ONE photo yesterday. Your cake looks great. Charles is just so precious, I can't wait for my own grandchild (!) to get here.

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  8. Diana, The cake is so pretty, I'll try it the 4th of July.:):) How could you not be kissing on that big cuddly baby??I hope you got pictures of your granddaughters in their Christmas finery, they are little fashionistas. Smiles, Susie (She Junks)

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  9. Sweet cheeks is going somewhere for sure!
    Love Charles' pic ... he's a cutie patooty!
    Vince Lombardi, WOW! Lucky you!
    Diana, if you EVER had an off day visually, I would never believe you.

    Happy New Year!
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  10. Diana
    I wish you had posted this sooner. What a neat cake.
    Charles is growing so fast. I bet everyone was fighting over who got to hold him. I know that's the way it was here with,our youngest g'child.
    Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  11. ooooooo, we LOVE those jello cakes too!
    What a sweet picture of your newest baby, Diana! How do you NOT kiss his face off????!!!!
    xxxoooo

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  12. I remember these cakes...they are yummy...and pretty, too! That is one sweet little bundle you have there...
    Blessings to you this new year!
    Rene

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  13. The baby is a little doll...and growing fast!! What a cutie!

    I have heard of these poke cakes and I have to try one. It really looks magical inside! Thanks for the directions!

    Was Santa good to you??

    XO,
    Jane

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  14. Me again...how much water mixed with the Jello??

    XO,
    Jane

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  15. Oooohhhhhhhhhh - "she" calls this jello cake and LOVES it! I bet if no one was watching "she" could eat at least half the cake. Okay, well maybe not, but I'm told it's a really good cake. I'll trust both of you on this one, I mean after all, you don't really think I would get to sample anything other than the fake whipped cream do you?!??

    Hoping you had a wonderful Kiss-A-Mouse.

    Purrs!

    Romeo and "her"

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  16. Love the poke cakes! I make them at least once or twice a year.

    Yours looks so perfect for Christmas.

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  17. I'm sorry for commenting on your older posts but I am just loving getting caught up on your blog!
    Little baby Charles is sooo cute, my Grandfather use to tell us when a baby smiles in its sleep it's because the Angels are kissing them!
    Back to my reading!
    Michele

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