Friday, 2 September 2016

Cherry Noodle Bake

Noodles as a dessert?  

Really, who has heard of such nonsense! 

The British have and we've been missing out a most delicious dish.

We were gifted a dozen cans of cherry pie filling by a dear friend and one can only eat so much cherry pie so we went exploring.  

In our exploration we happened upon some Old British recipes that made a dessert out of traditional custard and noodles, this was all we needed and off we went. 

The result is Cherry Noodle Bake.

This recipe makes a 9 x 12 2-inch baking dish and would well at a potluck or as a dish for a brunch.

In this attempt of the recipe we used only one can of cherry pie,
1/2 in the recipe and 1/2 on top.  

  • 2 packages of wide egg noodles
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 packages cream cheese
  • 3 cups milk
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans Cherry Pie Filling
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies
  • 2 tablespoons butter

  1. Cook the noodles following the package directions
  2. Mix together the eggs, sugar, cream cheese, vanilla, salt and milk.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combined the noodles and the custard
  4. To this add 1 can of cherry pie filling and mix well
  5. Pour this into a greased 9x12 pan
  6. Melt the butter and mix the 2 can of cherry pie filling with the butter
  7. Spread the Rice Krispies on top of the noodles and the butter and cherries on top of that.
  8. Bake at 350 F for between 45- 60 minutes until the custard is set.

You can serve this hot or cold.

From Our Table to Yours
Grandma Snyder

©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

Monday, 29 August 2016


Yesterday the planning for Christmas started in our home, as we began discussions on how we would get a loved one from far away home.  

Year after year he has travelled by train and we have started to see the wear and stress this trip is beginning to have on him.  So we announced that this year we would take some of our holidays to drive to pick him up.

The response we received from was “So I can worry the whole time you are gone” and true to form she started worry right there in the restaurant in August!

Has worry ever solved a problem or resulted in a positive outcome? 

Has worry ever been a productive use of your time?

Corrie Ten Boom’s quote is so true all worry does in exhaust, and stress the person who is worrying it is of no help at all to those who are being worried about.

And our worry makes us vulnerable to overreacting, to being conned by threats over the phone or by email.

Be mindful of what causes you to worry, and find ways to release it.  

Engage in life affirming strength giving activities, prayer, meditation, walking, singing anything that will take up the space worry has created.

As parents and grandparents we also need to understand how our worrying is affecting the children in our lives, what we are modeling.  

Model productive ways to take charge of worry and be mindful that you control your thoughts.
Grandma Snyder

©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Imitate their faith

The readings this week present us with the behaviours that we as Christ followers are to emulate. 

Our model is Jesus Christ both in his spirituality and in his humanity.

Just as infants and children imitate their parents and in so doing learn to eat, walk, sing, speak, work, … in short learn to survive and live with others, so we are to imitate Jesus as we learn to live through faith and worship.

And just as children imitating the adults in their world believe they have learned enough go to work with them, to step into the adult world, Proverbs 2:6 cautions us against believing ourselves to have achieved the mark, as believing our lives to be so Christ like as to sit at his right hand.

“Put not yourselves forward in the presence of the King.  And stand not in the place of great men” because we will find ourselves being sent back to the children’s table to keep on learning.

What is this life we are to imitate?

It is a life lived through love, service, dedication, selflessness, and justice. 

It is a spiritual path of listening in silence for God to speak, of wandering in the wilderness with only God to sustain.

It is a life dedicated to other’s even unto death.

It is doing all of this everyday of our lives, from the time we wake to the time we sleep. 

It is more than Sunday worship, volunteering on Saturday.

It is imitating Christ in how you do your laundry, shop for your groceries, how you plan for your retirement, the TV shows you watch and the books your read and so much more.

Most importantly  it is about “loving each other as brothers and sisters” 
Hebrews 13:8

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

Lectionary Readings for this post Proverbs 25:6-7, Psalm 112, Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Luke 14: 1, 7-14.

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