Friday, March 14, 2008

The Joy Of Sharing

Raspberry wontons
This morning we were having company—time to bake! I had already planned on making this dessert earlier in the week for my boys, but held off when I knew company was coming. The guest's wife has admitted to me that she doesn't cook much—due to not having a lot of time and also having four small children and a husband that works third shift.

While talking to her this morning I found that growing up on Martha Stewart and the I-can-do-it-all (while still looking picture perfect) attitude has left a lot of young women today too intimidated to experiment. I had the joy of introducing her to Sandra Lee's semi-homemade cooking and the ability to use good "short cuts" to make delicious food. I also loaned her a cookbook I use when I am running short on time. The book is great for simple meal planning. Each main entree has a maximum of four ingredients and also comes with an entire meal plan and associated grocery list.

The Sandra Lee recipe I used this morning was Raspberry Chocolate Wonton, from the book Sandra Lee - Semi-Homemade Cooking 3. If you haven't discovered Sandra Lee yet, run—don't walk—to your nearest bookstore and snap them up. Also check out her web site. She is also featured in the current issue of Southern Lady magazine.


Mrs. Decker said...

OH I love Sandra Lee! We all need a short-cut now and then. My daughter says that when she grows up she wants to be a chef, so we watch alot of the Food Network!

Richard D said...

Mrs. Decker - My wife is out of the room, so I'm sneaking onto her blog. Shhhh. Don't tell her.

The raspberry wontons were amazing. If your daughter learns to make these, she may not become a chef, but her husband will be happy (overweight, but happy).

Kathryn said...

Oh my! Those look absolutely delish!!! Yum!

Thank you so much for your wise and insightful comment at my blog. I'm sorry you have had such crazy experiences with ignorant people. You are such a beautiful example to your son, and he is so blessed to have you as his parents. Just as you are blessed to have him.
Thank you for sharing your story with me.
I sincerely appreciate it.

Kelly said...


That's so fun that you're a Sandra Lee fan! I've made several of her recipes and they always turn out great (and easy peasy!).