Monday, July 21, 2008

Fruit Tart


2&1/2 C Flour
3T sugar
1C cold unsalted butter
4T ice water
2egg yolks slightly beaten
1tsp almond flavoring

Put flour & sugar in the bowl of a food processor. All ingredients should be cold. Add pieces of butter & process until coarse meal Add ice water , eggs, & flavoring. OR just use pastry mixer.Roll out into tart pan & cook @375 for 15 minutes. Let cool and make filling


3/4 C half & half
3/4 C sour creme
1 package instant french vanilla pudding (4&1/2 serving package)whisk together just until mixed & spread into cooled tart crust.

Slice various fresh fruit & press into the custard filling in a decorative manner. (I usually use strawberries, kiwi's raspberries, blueberries &black berries) Melt about 1/2 C apricot jam in microwave & drizzle over fruit tart.......Now enjoy!

My dear friend, Jenni Neuendorf made this delicious dessert for us a few weeks ago. She and her husband Johannes have 5 children! We first met them when Josh & Jadon were just babies. Since then, they have lived in San Francisco, Salt Lake City, & Texas ehile Johannes finished Medical School, his residency, and then gained additional experience as a ER Dr. They always felt like they had 'left their hearts in San Diego', and moved back for good last year!

Jenni gave me a poem to go with this dessert:

The Girl in a Whirl by 'Dr. Sue' (a.k. A.. Vickie Gunther)

Look at me, look at me, look at me now!
You could do what I do if you only knew how.
I study the scriptures one hour each day;
I bake, I upholster, I scrub, and I pray.
I always keep all the commandments completely;
I speak to my little ones gently and sweetly.
I help in their classrooms! I sew all they wear!
I drive them to practice! I cut all their hair!
I memorize names of the General Authorities;
I focus on things to be done by priorities.
I play the piano! I bless with my talents!
My toilets all sparkle! My checkbooks all balance!
Each week every child gets a one-on-one date;
I attend all my meetings (on time! Never late!)
I'm taking a class on the teachings of Paul,
But that is not all! Oh, no. That is not all,
I track my bad habits 'til each is abolished;
Our t-shirts are ironed! My toenails are polished!
Our family home evenings are always delightful;
The lessons I give are both fun and insightful.
I do genealogy faithfully, too.It's easy to do all the things that I do!
I rise each day early, refreshed and awake;
I know all the names of each youth in my stake!
I read to my children! I help all my neighbors!
I bless the community, too, with my labors.
I exercise and I cook menus gourmet;
My visiting teaching is done the first day! (I also go do it for someone who missed hers.
It's the least I can do for my cherished ward sisters.)
I chart resolutions and check off each goal;
I seek each 'lost lamb' on my Primary roll.
I can home-grown produce each summer and fall.
But that is not all! Oh, no. That is not all,
I write in my journal! I sing in the choir!
Each day, I write 'thank you's' to those I admire.
My sons were all Eagles when they were fourteen!
My kids get straight A's! And their bedrooms are clean!
I have a home business to help make some money;
I always look beautif ully groomed for my honey.
I go to the temple at least once a week;
I change the car's tires! I fix the sink's leak;
I grind my own wheat and I bake all our bread;
I have all our meals planned out six months ahead.
I make sure I rotate our two-years' supply;
My shopping for Christmas is done by July!
These things are not hard; 'tis good if you do them;
You can if you try! Just set goals and pursue them!
It's easy to do all the things that I do!
If you plan and work smart, you can do them all, too!
It's easy!' she said and then she dropped dead.

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