Monthly Archives: December 2011

Smith Fun Night “Q” Edition


Q Night took place on Friday, July 29, 2011. Here’s how it went.

Queso Dip & Chips
Queso Burgers (cheeseburgers)
Quick Brownies
Quinoa (Kim brought it)

We played the game Quelf. If you’ve never played this game before, you should. It’s so random and hilarious. To paint the picture, let me elaborate. Quelf revolves around different rules being played in the game. They can be a rule assigned to one person or a rule assigned to the group. At one point my husband had to find a helmet to wear for the rest of the game. On one of my turns I had to mime being stuck inside a box and being attacked by rabid ferrets. My sister had to ask her feet permission before speaking. Her friend had to end every sentence with “sk”. For example; “It’s your turn now(sk). I don’t like this rule(sk)”. All of this plus much more equals hilarious fun 🙂


Jelly Filled Cupcakes


Each year at school, the 3, 4, and 5 year olds host a Spring Luncheon for their families. This past spring my class re-enacted a song from Peanut Butter Jam about cupcakes being stolen from them by various animals (a monster, dinosaur, bullfrog, etc). They were cupcakes filled with jelly! So naturally I decided it was only fitting to bake jelly filled cupcakes to serve for dessert at the luncheon.

Jelly Filled Cupcakes

It’s actually pretty simple to make jelly filled cupcakes, or any type of filled cupcakes for that matter. Bake the cupcakes according to your recipe/box mix. Let the cupcakes cool. You don’t need to buy one of those new cupcake plunger/filler devices, it can be cheaper and easier than that. All you need is a vegetable corer. Simply insert corer and with a slight up-down motion move around in a circle until the circle is complete. As you take the corer out, the cut-out portion should come out with it. If you’re like me, you won’t want to waste any of the cupcake and will eat all of the cut-out pieces 🙂 For the next step, either spoon the desired filling into the middle, or use a frosting bag to pipe the desired filling into the cupcake’s middle. Enjoy!

Tiramisu Trifle


I made this recipe for our Smith “T” edition party and it was delicious! People kept going back for more.

Tiramisu Trifle
(makes about 16 servings)

1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese – softened
3 cups cold milk
2 packages (3.4 oz. each) vanilla instant pudding
1 tub (8 oz.) Cool Whip – thawed
48 Nilla Wafers – approximately
1/2 cup brewed coffee – cooled
2 squares semi-sweet chocolate – grated
1 cup fresh raspberries – optional

Beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer until creamy.
Gradually beat in the milk and pudding mixes.
Stir in 2 cups Cool Whip.
Line a 2.5 quart trifle bowl with about 24 wafers and drizzle them with 1/4 cup of the coffee.
Top with half of the pudding mixture and half of the chocolate.
Repeat layers, starting with the wafers again.
Top with the remaining Cool Whip and raspberries.
Refrigerate for 2 hours.


Smith Fun Night “T” Edition


This shindig took place on Friday, April 29, 2011. The details are as follows.

Three Cheese Fondue
Tuna Pasta Salad
Toffee Cookie Bars
Toasted Coconut Scones (courtesy of Tastefully Simple)
Tiramisu Trifle (recipe to be posted)
Twisters (adult beverages)

The plan was to watch Toy Story 1 & 2, but as usual I was so busy being hostess that I don’t even remember if we watched it. I believe that we did, and our DVD player kept skipping, so we probably stopped it and played a game instead 😛 I also do not have any photos from this evening…so sorry if this one lacks excitement!