When the latest Star Wars movie came out, we had to drag Mike, who whines about theaters, to see it. He rarely goes to a movie unless there is something like a Star Wars movie showing. It never fails that someone sits near him who talks the whole time or kicks the back of his seat. This last time was no exception. The guy behind him had to explain to the woman he was with who Princess Leia is, what the Force is, everything. Remember one of the Spiritual Works of Mercy, Dear: Bear wrongs patiently.
So when Star Wars: The Force Awakens was expected to arrive in the mail Tuesday, we made a nice time of it. Laura’s beau and Chris were invited. Mike wanted spaghetti and meatballs for dinner, and I made everybody’s favorite Chocolate-cherry Turnabout Cake. Recipe for that is below.
Then Wednesday night I fixed a new shrimp dish. Honey Walnut Shrimp. Sounds good doesn’t it? I don’t know why, but when I first read through the ingredients I didn’t notice the mayo. That was OK though because I had some homemade mayo that I needed to use up. Candied the walnuts, made the sauce that included the mayo, and coated the shrimp all the while thinking this might be a little strange. Sure enough, we both decided it was a dish we didn’t need to fix again. It was just odd.
So in the wee hours of Thursday, I woke up because I was suddenly hot, threw off the blankets, moved my legs around to find a cool spot on the bed, and flipped the pillow over to the cooler side which caused Mike to stir. As he rolled over he said (still asleep), “Good dinner, thank you.” That can’t be right, I thought, the poor guy must be dreaming about the spaghetti and meatballs from Tuesday.
OK, well that was boring. Here’s the recipe:
Chocolate-cherry Turnabout Cake
- One German Chocolate cake mix
- One 30 oz. can of cherry pie filling
- One 3 oz. box of cherry jello
- One bag of the big marshmallows
- Mix the pie filling and jello together. In another bowl, mix the cake batter according to the box instructions.
- Take a 9 X 13 pan and spray it with cooking spray.
- Line the pan with the marshmallows standing them on end.
- Gently pour the batter evenly over the marshmallows. They may move a bit, but scoot them back where they were if you want.
- Gently dollop the pie filling all over the batter.
- Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until the cake isn’t soupy when the pan is jiggled. A cake tester or toothpick should come out clean except for a little marshmallow.
What’s neat is the cherries sink to the bottom of the cake and the marshmallows surface to the top.
Have a rainbow day!