Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Vacation, Catching Up, and a Recipe

Hi, everyone. I hope you're all doing well.

We were visiting with our families last week. We had a wonderful relaxing time, just what I needed before the busy school year starts again.

We're back home now playing catch-up. You know how it is...catching up on the mail, laundry, bills, e-mail, and whatever else needs attention. I hope to be catching up with your blogs soon too! I've missed seeing what you've been doing.

Here's a recipe for you. I'm sure many of you already know about this wonderful dessert, but for those of you who may not, this is a delicious, very easily made dessert, one of my favorites! Mom always makes it for us in the summertime when we visit. :)

Chocolate Eclair Cake

box of graham crackers
2 packages instant vanilla pudding
3 cups cold milk
1 8oz. tub whipped topping
1 container of chocolate frosting

Mix together pudding and milk, then add the whipped topping. Line a 9x13 rectangle pan with graham crackers. Cover with half of the pudding mixture. Layer again with graham crackers, then the other half of pudding mixture. Layer with graham crackers, then frost. Refrigerate several hours before serving to allow the graham crackers to soften. Keep refrigerated.


  1. Just on word..."M-m-m-m-m." Or is that a sound? :)

  2. Hello there have missed seeing you great all is well with you..wooo that cake sure does look good...I am one of thoses that has not ever tried this...will be sure and try it. Trish

  3. That looks so good. I just made something similiar this weekend. I used a 9X13 pan and layered graham crackers at the bottom. Then I put sliced bananas on top. I then put instant pudding on top of that and froze it. Everyone loved it. I am copying your recipe to make soon :)
    Have a great week.

  4. This sounds and looks delicious! I'm going to make it VERY soon :) Thanks for sharing it. Glad you had a nice time away. ~Karen

  5. This looks so yummy, I have never seen one like it! So glad you are going back to school all rested!!

  6. :) Thank you Mel, I got to just sit ,and relax :)

  7. sorry Under jacobs name fixing his blog Bahahahaha

  8. YAY!!! I'm so glad you found me! Our computer got a bad virus and we lost EVERYTHING! Since I hadn't been blogging I couldn't remember the names of blogs and so hoped that I'd eventually run across some of my old blogging friends! I see Theresa's comment here so I can go say hi to her!
    That dessert looks so easy and delicious!
    I love your blog background!!!

  9. Yum! My husband's birthday is next week. Think he might like this!:-)

  10. Thanks for the Eclairs! I have had many on Sunday night after church with a glass of milk. Makes the best bed-time snack! No, Mama didn't make them. We lived just around the corner from a bakery for four good years. Mmmmm - I can almost smell the aroma of fresh baking now!

  11. Hi Melanie...welcome back! Such a nice time away for you and your family! I look forward to trying your recipe that you have shared! Looks delicious! Hugs ♥ Teri

  12. Hi, I am new to your journal, glad I stopped to check it out. The recipe looks yummy. Have an awesome day.

  13. Hi Melanie,
    Glad you had a nice vacation with your family! It's always fun to go away, but always so good to come back home. :) The eclair cake looks fabulous and declicious! My husband would love it! Thank you for sharing. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  14. Good morning Melanie! I could go for a piece of this right now. Where did summer go? My boys started back to school today...I am a little sad!

  15. Yummmmmm. Very simple ingredients and it looks luscious!

  16. That looks delicious Melanie! I've never had that one before. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the recipe!

    Glad you got to spend some time with your family before school starts. My kids start back tomorrow. I can't believe it how fast summer flew by. I've been so busy this week I can't wait to rest tomorrow and not have to go somewhere.

    Have a Great Day!

  17. Looks delicious!! I will have to try making that one of these days. Summer sure did fly by!

  18. Hi Melanie,
    Megan and Parker came over for dinner tonight, and I made the Chocolate Eclair Cake for dessert! Everyone loved it!! I sent some home with Megan for Ric since he had to work late. Thank you again for sharing the recipe. It was yummy!! :)

  19. Hi, Melanie~

    WELCOME BACK! Glad to hear you had a nice vacation! Sometimes we need to do nothing and just RELAX AND BREATHE!!

    I love Chocolate Eclair Cake. It's so YUMMMMYYYY!!!!!


  20. Hi Melanie so glad you had a great trip to visit family. I never heard of the dessert but it looks scrumptious. I will try it when I am not on a diet, so far I have lost about 8 lbs not that I was fat but I have cut out junk and desserts from my diet. It's time to get back on my healthy eating plan. Have a great week! Hugs


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