Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Jello Pudding Sampler

This 1975 pamphlet cookbook is also from the treasure stash my friend Claire gave me. It is actually a needlepoint sampler on both covers, which is why I'm posting it here. I hope that was graphically made, because can you imagine making that? Look at the back cover below, too! Now I guess it's kind of cute, but who wants to 1. spend the hours and 2. put that on their wall?

I remember making a banana split sundae embroidered piece for home ec when I was younger, and also a stuffed gingerbread man. Hmm...that theme started early with me, I guess! The sundae kit was from the To-Sew company, and I also made pillows from them. Get this - they are still in business, as Haan Crafts, now with game controller pillow kits! I loved these, and made several, including a computer, hot dog and more.

This cookbook has no weird recipes that I could find, just a lot of Jello Pudding. this one is a quick and easy one I think lots of you would enjoy.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

1 package (6-serving size) Jell-O chocolate pudding and pie filling

2 1/3 cups milk

2/3 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter

1 baked 9-inch pie shell, cooled

Combine pie filling mix, milk, and peanut butter in a saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a full bubbling boil. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes, stirring twice. Pour into pie shell. Chill about 3 hours. Garnish with prepared whipped topping, if desired.

I finished Hester Browne's The Finishing Touches, which was very fun. She reminds me of Katie Fforde, another British chick lit author.


Teresa Bjork said...

OMG! I love to cross-stitch, and I'm loving the Jello pudding needlepoint. I would totally take the time to make one those projects. It's too quirky to pass up! Thanks for sharing. Loving your blog.

Amy said...

Thanks so much for the compliment, Teresa! I'd love to post a picture of your finished project when you do it - that's too funny!