The CJHS Percussion Ensemble

For the last two weeks, our family members have each
been running in different directions! It seems we all have a different agenda; it's been so hectic... making next week, which is
- look very, very good!
How are you doing this SPRING?
The spring season seems to always fly by and is chaulk full of activities! At school, there isn't a day that goes by that we do not have a group out -involved somewhere!

Alex has been extremely busy - Mr. Teenager! He is a member of the jr. high percussion ensemble this year. This last weekend, he and three other members went and participated in a festival in Fort Worth, Texas. They did well; came in 3rd place and had a great time! They got to attend a concert and have two clinics with world-renowned percussionist Dom Famularo and Jorge Ginorio! WOW - we were impressed!

For this week's recipe swap - are these fun-to-eat Red Velvet Whoopie Pies! This type of cookie has been a long-time favorite in our family! Guess this goes back to my college days and working at the "Original Cookie Company" - aahhh the memories! Only 20 years ago - argh!
Just to say "Whoopie Pie" - is fun!
This is an easier version - using a cake mix for the cookie part! Always looking for an easier recipe! I bought the items to make this week, but ... guess it'll wait until this weekend! Try 'em - guarantee you like 'em! Don't like the Red Velvet? - substitute a chocolate cake mix like a Devil Food's - YUM!

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix
½ cups Vegetable Oil
2 TBLSP Water
2 Eggs
1 Stick of butter
1 cup of Powdered Sugar
1 jar of Marshmallow Cream
1 tsp Vanilla

For the Cookies: Combine dry cake mix with oil, water, and eggs. scoop spoonfuls of dough and drop onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for 11-13 minutes. Cookies should be firm enough to handle, but not overdone and crispy. Cool. (These are great to eat RIGHT NOW... but the filling is SO GOOD - wait - you'll be glad that you did!)

The filling: Beat together butter and powdered sugar. Beat in the marshmallow cream and vanilla. Spoon 1-2 tablespoons of filling onto the bottom of a cooled cookie. Press the bottom of another cookie on top of the filling to make a sandwich. Repeat with remaining cookies and filling. Store pies between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container and refrigerate - but I'm betting they are all gone by nightfall! LOL!

For spring break, we've planned several "geocaching" trips - our goal for the break is to find at least 25 geocaches! We want to find a hundred by summer... YAHOO! GEOCACHES are every where - check it out! Our boys love it!

To start out the vacation break, we are planning to head out to Amarillo for a "Meal and a Movie" on Friday - have you seen the new Alice show? It looks scary... but to watch it in 3-D would be so cool... If you have seen this movie or another one that would be in theaters now and appropriate for family viewing (- children 13 and under!...) PLEASE let us know- would love to hear your recommendations!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a great week - we've got SUNSHINE this week- it's a beautiful thing! Hug the ones you love, for at least 6 seconds!


Stephanie Harbin said...

I love those cake mix cookies. That sounds like a great recipe. I may have to make it during spring break!! Did you hear about our exciting trip? Ciara is going to go ice skating. We finally have something fun to do. Have a great week!!

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