Monday, April 16, 2012


I have mentioned earlier that we were treated to a visit from Munchomom (one of our daughters) and her family for a few days.  One of the things that Machoman and Boy Munchkin enjoyed doing was working with The Husband in the garden.  They seem to love digging in the dirt.

What better dessert after a busy morning in the dirt than Dirt?  This has always brought forth lots of chuckles when I have made it in the past.

                             Complete with worms!
In the above picture, you see that the dessert was presented in a flower pot and 2 smaller pots.  The recipe indicates other items for presentation.  I have also used a sand pail and shovel for serving.  The recipe is one I have had for many years.  It has been printed in several places, but this one comes from a church cookbook.


8-inch plastic flower pot
Garden spade
Tacky plastic flowers
20-oz. Oreo cookies
1/2 stick butter
1 (8-oz.) cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
3 1/2 cups milk
2 small packages instant vanilla pudding
12-oz. Cool Whip

- Crush Oreo cookies; cream butter, powdered sugar, and cream cheese.  in another bowl, mix milk and pudding.  mix well, then add Cool Whip.  After mixing, add creamed mixture.  Tape Saran Wrap under the hole in the flower pot.
- Put layer of crushed cookies in pot, then layer of pudding mix and continue to layer with last layer being cookies.  Be sure cookie mix covers all of top to look like "dirt."  Wrap Saran Wrap around some tacky flowers and insert in top of cake.  Ask if anyone wants a spoonful of dirt and serve with garden spatula.

I have made this in previous years using vanilla sandwich cookies and called it "Sand."  The gummy worms always seem to be lots of fun, especially for children.  For a number of years this was City Girl's favorite dessert.   It can be made with a blend of chocolate and vanilla instant pudding, if that seems to be in order.  It was certainly a big hit here over the week-end.:-)

I am happy to report that our potatoes are breaking through the ground.  They were planted on the first Friday in April.

Thank you to the followers.  I really enjoy reading  your comments.

Next post - An outing.... 


  1. We've enjoyed this recipe...especially at Halloween. YUMMY!

  2. What a fun recipe. The kids would sure love this one! xo Diana

  3. My daughter requests this every year for her birthday. That is so funny. She is my gardener too. :)So nice to know that your potatoes have finally broke ground. I still haven't planted mine yet.
    Soon though. IT will be 90 degrees this weekend. :) Just so you know, I am able to wear my size 10s now. I feel bad I stopped my other blog but I thought you would like to know.
    The scale, it still is the same, but I am getting in my smallest clothes. :) Maybe by the end of summer I will be wearing my daughters 5s :)

  4. Nellie, I have enjoyed this one as well, even with a few variations, such as using chocolate pudding for those chocoholics in the crowd, and it's always a hit! Thank you for reminding me of it; it's been a long time since I made it, and some folks might enjoy it on these warm days!

    Congrats on those potatoes peeking through the ground! You'll probably have a lot of good ones again this year. Your husband surely does enjoy working in that lovely garden, and many people enjoy the fruits of his labors!

  5. Hi Nellie,
    My gkids love this!
    Exciting about the potatoes!
    I love seeing thing grow, not weeds thoug h. :)