This has been a fairly constant question since spring began. The weather is nice enough to be outside pretty much all the time. But, some days they need a bit of convincing. I know sometimes the neighborhood kids aren't out, so there is less of a desire to go out and do something when no one else is around to play with them. So, yesterday My Husband and I got them out to do a bit of bike riding in the neighborhood. At least they got to enjoy some fresh air, right?
What do you do when your kids ask "What can I do?"... would love to hear the answers other parents give the kids. I have heard other parents suggest they clean their rooms (love this one!) and I've been known to tell mine to grab a book and go read outside.
When I was a kid, I know I used to pester My Mom asking what I could do... now I realize how annoying it was! I don't remember how My Mom handled it, but I am sure she pointed me in the direction of something that I didn't think sounded fun... because that's apparently what I am doing now.
Now, on to a recipe! When I posted the poll a month or so back, there was a good percentage of people wanting more Family Recipes to be shared here... so, while I know this recipe exists beyond My Family, it is one My Mom used to make when I was a kid. I imagine that this was a great budget friendly recipe since the number of ingredients were minimal and could probably be purchased on sale. Extremely simple to make, since you essentially "dump" each ingredient on top of the other in your baking pan then, put it in the oven until it's reached total "yumminess" (yes, that is a word!).
Source: My Mom
1 large can crushed pineapple
1 can cherry pie filling
1 box of yellow cake mix (2 layer cake size)
1/2 cup nuts (I left these out)
1 or 2 cups butter (I only used 1 cup)
Grease a 9x13x2 inch pan with cooking spray. Dump the can of crushed pineapple in the bottom, spread out with a spatula. Then, dump the cherry pie filling on top of the pineapple and spread as best you can with a spatula. Next add the cake mix, and spread evenly over the wet ingredients. Add nuts, if using. Finally, cut the sticks of butter into patties and place evenly over the top of the cake mix.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
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