Handwritten Recipe Wednesday: Patriotic Mushy Cookie Pudding

I have blogged about this dish before, and have discussed it many times in shows. It is my family’s Mushy Cookie Pudding. Based on an icebox cake my Grandma Curtin and Mom made, layering pudding and vanilla wafers, this dish has taken on a life of its own for parties. I’ve done many versions of this for St. Patrick’s Day if you want to look back to March recipes.

My brother, who loves this dish especially and gave it that name when he was little, wanted to see red white and blue, and as you can see, that blue green is as dark as I could do it. He and I think next year we will try red and white striped with blueberries on top.

Several Hours Before Your Event (or overnight):
Take two big boxes of Jello Instant Jello. Prepare them in separate bowls with 2.5 cups lowfat milk each. Less milk than the 3 cups that the box calls for makes it thicken better. Dye the bowls as you like. This time I layered it with chocolate graham crackers, as pictured above, and added red sprinkles among layers too.

I did not get to eat this one. I am blogging about this at 4:30 in the a.m. as I am back on asthma steroids. I had the first bad episode on Friday that I’ve had in 6 months, and I missed the family party Saturday when I could not talk at all. I’m feeling a bit better, but have a few more days of steroid treatments. The 100 degree weather here isn’t helping, but I did get to go see some fireworks from my air conditioned car last night.

Enjoy your 4th of July!

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2 Responses to Handwritten Recipe Wednesday: Patriotic Mushy Cookie Pudding

  1. Patti T. says:

    So sorry to hear that you are having a bad bout with asthma. I hope that you are feeling like yourself real soon. We had a big family picnic here today, the women stayed in the air conditioned house, the men gathered under a tree in the shade and kept coming in to announce that there was a nice breeze blowing. They didn’t fool us, we didn’t venture out until after the son went down. I am one of the lucky ones, I outgrew my asthma. Hubby was one of the unlucky, he developed asthma as an adult. Wishing you good luck with your steroid treatment.

  2. Amy Alessio says:

    This sounds like my kind of picnic – staying in with the air conditioning! Thanks for writing this nice note, Patti. I woke up at 4 today but am doing better with the asthma for sure. I’m sorry your husband has it as well.

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