Well now that I’m not recovering from laser surgery, I guess there’s no real excuse for an inadequate Thanksgiving feast! I want to tell you what I am preparing today but first a quick update on the canceled surgery.
I called the office this morning at 10:30 and the standard “call back during office hours” message came on. I held on for the answering service. The operator told me patients have been arriving at the building to find it shut down and surrounded by police and so far the doctor hasn’t paged her back.
Look, I tend to be one to jump too quickly to judgment and conclusion…but seriously? I mean I feel irritated that I’m in limbo, but not even today’s patients were reached? SO, there’s no outgoing message with this important information, nor has the answering service been informed and the doctor is MIA. Okay…..anyway feel free to call me on it if I am being unfair here, but wow, not good practice and I am feeling uneasy all around. Oh and it’s mid afternoon and I still haven’t heard from the practice.
Okay I’m done with that…for now!
Today I will be making Blue Cranberry Sauce, Dump Cake, Mashed Potatoes and probably Bread Pudding. I want to focus on the Dump Cake here…..
SO what’s Dump Cake you ask? Why, just the easiest cake you’ll ever prepare! Actually, I’m not a fruity pie/cake person so it’s really not for me, but that’s just great. I looooove making high calorie deserts that won’t even tempt me! This is my first time making it, so here we go.
The ingredients are easy and the recipe is great for kid involvement.
1 box yellow cake mix
2 cans cherry pie filling
1 16 oz. can crushed, drained pineapple
2 sticks butter, melted
Grease the bottom of a 13×9 dish and dump the contents of the pie filling and pineapple–don’t forget to drain the pineapple like I did! Mix gently– I think I mixed a little too much.
Pour the dry unmixed cake mix on top. Drizzle the 2 sticks of butter evenly on top of the cake mix.
My directions say to bake according to the cake box directions, however I found I needed to bake for 1 hour.