Yummy Recipe and Quote

I thought I would fill your tummy's and minds today. hehe. Here is
the tummy part...sooo tasty.


1 cup boiling water
1- box (4 serving size) orange flavored gelatin
1 box Betty Crocker White cake mix
3/4 cup frozen (thawed) orange juice concentrate
1/3 cup vegetable oil
4 egg whites
1/4 cup water
1 container (12 oz.) Betty Crocker Whipped vanilla frosting
1 container (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Heat oven to 350 for shiny metal or glass pan (or 325 for dark on nonstick pan).
Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray or flour.
In a small bowl, mix boiling water and gelatin until gelatin is completely dissolved. Cool slightly, about 5-minutes.

In a large bowl, beat cake mix, 1/4 cup of gelatin mixture, 1/4 cup of the orange juice concentrate, the oil, water, egg whites with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2-minutes, scrapping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan. Reserve remaining gelatin mixture and orange juice concentrate.

Bake 30 to 35-minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Poke warm cake every inch with fork. Place 1 tablespoon of the reserved gelatin mixture in a small bowl; set aside. Into remaining gelatin mixture, stir remaining 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate; pour slowly over the cake. Cook cake completely and about 1 hour.

In a medium bowl, gently stir together frosting and whipped topping; frost cake. Microwave 1 T. gelatin on high 10-seconds. Using 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon, place small drops of gelatin mixture over frosting. With spoon or toothpick, swirl gelatin into frosting. Store covered in refrigerator.

I have been reading this really great book lately, for probably a month now because it takes me FOREVER now to get through a book cause by the end of the day I am to exhausted to read. It is called, Everyday Parents Raising Great Kids. Great book, I highly recommend it. I read this perfect quote from it and it kind of has become my mission statement for how I want my home to be & how I want to raise my kids, so here it is:

"I really wanted my home to be a place where family members felt valued, encouraged, and loved, and where they could learn how to live well. I wanted it to be a place where each one could grow, develop, laugh, play and hug. I hoped it would be a place where they could make mistakes and feel someone was there to listen to them, help them, teach them, and set a good example for them. I did not want them to feel i devalued them because they struggled. I wanted our home to be a place that, when the time came to leave and head out on their own, they would miss it, and want to come back with their own children. I wanted each one to say they came to know service, caring about others, kindness, faith, and gratitude better because they lived in our home and were apart of our family."


Kimbo said...

I love that fact I may print it and put it on my mirror. You are a great mom...and sister. Love ya!

Kimbo said...

Great spring colored blog by the way...don't ya love that kit?

Megan Dinsdale said...

Amen- Good quote! Now, people need to start putting recipes on their websites that I won't feel guilty when I I eat the whole thing ;)

Kristin Bishop said...

That looks sooo good! I will definitely be trying it out! I'm glad you said your e-mail was acting funny...because I e-mailed you before I came to utah and wanted to meet for lunch! You must have never gotten the message. My e-mail has been freaking out lately too. Your blog is SOOOO adorable. I can't wait til I move to Utah and I can take lessons from such a professional. I honestly have never seen a cuter set-up. It is exactly something I would choose!

I will e-mail your personal e-mail becuase this is going on and on!

Thanks for the recipe!

Tausha said...

found your blog from Megan. Love it! Love It! You are such a cute mom with great talents and we also have many things in common. I was reading on the blog and loved the ideas-i have 1 at home all day, 1 at school 1/2 day and 1 at school all day. I think there favorite thing to say is "Im Bored!" Drives me crazy! Anway-all my kids are girls and I too love Bows. SO i would love both of your friends info. (the board and bows) I hope you don't mind that i add you to my blog roll. Come by and say Hi!