Yeah! At least he GRADUATED, Uncle Gary! If it makes you feel any less stressed - I dropped out my Freshman year of High School, and I'm now a college Sophomore (With my proper age group, 18-19!) with a 3.8 GPA and I'm still busting bum because it's just not 'good enough' for my standards! People change! (Fingers crossed!)
Jello and instant pudding pies are the first thing that came to my mind because they're quick and easy for a ton of people. Or fruit kebabs, but I'm poor so I have tons of respect for that much fruit being pricey! Ouch! I'd do cupcakes because those are the most fun.
Whatever you guys choose, I'm sure it'll be great though
(And I wish I COULD forget dessert, for the record! I'm envious of Angie!)
*Edit* Wait!! She's having fruit salad AND dessert?? *grumble* over-achieving family.....
Because I'm home sick, this is the recipe you get from me. Just don't think about the calories, it'll stress you out
* 2 quarts vanilla ice cream, softened
* 1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
* 1 egg
* 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
* 8 egg whites
* 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup white sugar
number of stars
1. Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch round mixing bowl or deep 8-inch square container with foil. Spread ice cream in container, packing firmly. Cover and freeze 8 hours or until firm.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8x8 inch pan.
3. Prepare cake mix with egg and almond extract. Pour into prepared pan.
4. Bake in preheated oven according to package instructions, until center of cake springs back when lightly touched.
5. Beat egg whites with cream of tartar, salt and sugar until stiff peaks form.
6. Line a baking sheet with parchment or heavy brown paper. Place cake in center. Turn molded ice cream out onto cake. Quickly and prettily spread meringue over cake and ice cream, all the way to paper to seal. Return to freezer 2 hours.
7. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
8. Bake the Alaska on the lowest shelf, 8 to 10 minutes, or until meringue is lightly browned. Serve at once.
Granted, she'd have to wait until everyone was about ready for dessert and throw it in there in for a good ten minutes. But still. Doesn't it look COOL???
Ohhhh, Alaska... <3