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May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Monday

In the U.S.A. today is a national holiday ~ Memorial Day. This is a day to remember all of the fallen soldiers, who gave their lives for our country. Left behind are family and friends who mourn the loss of these brave individuals. There will be many parades and ceremonies held around the country to show our thankfulness for their sacrifice, and to remember their honor. 

 Later on this morning my family will be attending out town's Memorial Day Parade. Autumn will be marching with the Atkinson Youth Baseball and Softball group representing her softball team. Zachary will be representing his former Boy Scout troop, along with his friend Patrick who is in the ROTC. They will be leading the Pledge of Allegiance during the ceremony held after the parade. 

Later on this afternoon we will be celebrating the beginning of the summer season by enjoying the nice weather, and having a little cookout. My favorite part of a cookout, or any meal actually, is dessert. I know some of you already know this ;) So today I'd like to share a recipe for a treat I made. It is perfect for Memorial Day as it has fresh fruit, and includes the colors red, white, and blue.




 1 small package of Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough
1 8oz. package of cream cheese, softened
1 large container Cool Whip
4 cups any kind of fruit


1} Spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick spray

2}  Roll sugar cookie dough into 1-1/2" balls and place one in each cup

3}  Bake at 350 deg. for 7-10 mins, checking to make sure not to overcook

4}  As soon as you remove from oven use the back of a spoon to press and dough down which has not sunked into a little bowl shape

5}  Remove shells from pan to cool

6}  Beat softened cream cheese in a large bowl til smooth and fluffy; add entire container of Cool Whip and beat til blended smooth

7}  Place mixture in a decorator's bag, or in a ziploc bag with corner snipped off, and squeeze in to the baked shells.

8}  Decorate with fruit your choice of fruits

9}  Keep refrigerated til ready to eat; Enjoy!!

Hope you all have a lovely and peaceful day,

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  1. Hi Paula,
    Today is indeed a very important day in the U.S.A. I wish you and your family a good day as you play an important role in the celebrations. The Mini Fruit Tarts look so delicious.

  2. Today is a day for remembering those brave men and women who sacrificed so that we all might be free.

    The fruit tarts look delicious!

  3. Thank you Judy and Beth!! They were so yummy I will be making them again for this summer :)

  4. I wish I would have seen this earlier. I racked my brain on what to make for our Memorial Day festivities.

    Hope you had fun at the parade. Every years ours gets smaller and smaller, so this year we didn't bother going. Plus they don't throw candy out here anymore, so it's not as fun for the kids.


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