Easy Breezy

Easy Breezy
Being creative every day and making it look Easy Breezy!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sew Busy

I got a call from a girl I work with the other night.  She has a friend who sews children's clothing that she sells at craft shows and apparently, this being her busy time of year, she had gotten behind and needed some help sewing and getting caught up.  That's where I came in.  I have been sewing up a storm for the past two weeks.  I've sewn over 50 darling dresses.  My dining room resembles a sweat shop!  Everywhere I go random people pull stray threads off my clothes and out of my hair.  You should have seen the huge pile of serger confetti (that is my name for the little strips of fabric left behind when you serge something) I accumulated after sewing that many dresses!  Surely there is something fabulous that can be made with serger confetti.  I used to make handmade paper - I'll bet serger confetti would be great for that!

Anyway, I've just been so busy sewing I've gotten behind on my blogging so I thought I'd take a break from my Singer and share something I made for a ladies dinner last week.

The ladies in my Sunday school class planned a ladies night out and my friend Amy offered to host it at her house.  She made a yummy pasta dish and everyone else signed up to bring the salad, bread, dessert and drinks.  I brought the dessert and the sweet tea.

I've been seeing all these cute desserts in the Mason jars online lately, so I thought I'd give it a try.  Here is my version of dessert in a jar.

I made my "dump cake" recipe, which is the easiest dessert ever!  All you need is a can of pie filling, I used peach and apple (shown here) and cherry (my favorite) a box of yellow cake mix, chopped pecans and two sticks of butter.  I spooned 1/3 a can of pie filling into each jar, then I chopped up about 3 cups of pecans and mixed them into the dry cake mix. I then spooned the dry cake mix and pecan mixture on top of the pie filling.  I just divided it up evenly among the nine Mason jars.  Lastly I dotted cold cubes of butter on top of the cake mix (about a tablespoon per jar).  Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour until pie filling is bubbly.  I placed my jars in a deep roasting pan just to make it easier to get them in and out of the oven, but you could use a cookie sheet too.  When I took the jars out of the oven I covered them with the lids.  You could hear the jars sealing up like I had just made preserves or something!  Then I tied raffia around the top and added a spoon.  I lined my cooled roasting pan with some fall towels, put the jars back in and that is how I carried them to my friends house!  I also brought along some whipped cream, but I think a scoop of vanilla ice cream on this warm dessert would have put it over the top!

My easy breezy dessert was a big hit!

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  1. Mmmm. Sounds delicious. Just discovered your blog and I love it. I'm a new follower. Hope you stop by and check out my blog. I also have a link party every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

  2. Hi there, well that looks like a great way to make and take a dessert to someone elses home. Thanks for sharing. I will have to try it sometime. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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