Saturday, April 4, 2015

D is for Delight ...

When I began this challenge, I thought my main obstacles would be foods beginning with the letters J, Q, X and Z, but I found some other challenges along the way.

For instance, I have no recipe for D.  Think about it, how many foods start with D?

So, I had to get creative and adapt my Cherry Delight recipe to Delightful Cherry Dessert. I've been making this for special family dinners and church functions for a long time.

In fact, I date this recipe back to when you could buy a can of cherry pie filling for 99¢. I bought those cans like crazy and used them in 4-5 of my main staple recipes.
  
Delightful Cherry Dessert
  
2 pkgs. Dream Whip

1 C milk

1 tsp. vanilla

1 Angel Food Cake

6 oz. cream cheese

1 C powdered sugar

1 can Cherry Pie Filling
  
Mix 2 pkgs. of Dream Whip with the milk and vanilla - prepared according to pkg. directions - in a large bowl.

In another bowl, cream 6 oz. of cream cheese and 1 cup powdered sugar. Then fold into Dream Whip bowl. Stir in one angel food cake that you have cut up into cubes. Spread into a 9x13 casserole dish. Top with one can cherry pie filling. Chill.
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Although I love to delight in cheap desserts, I've learned there is something more important to delight in.

Delight yourself also in the Lord,And He shall give you the desires of your heart.Psalm 37:4 NKJV

This is one of my favorite scriptures and one that I stood upon during those years of infertility.

What does it mean to delight in the Lord? For me, I learned to appreciate His goodness and learn more about who He is. When I became convinced in my heart that He loved me and wanted the best for me, I began to let go of my tightly held frustration on not being able to conceive. I began to trust that He had a plan for my life and it was going to be GOOD, not just a settle-for existence. It wasn't long afterwards we had a special service at church where we and two other couples who were experiencing infertility were called out for special prayer. Within three months, all of we three couples were expecting.

I'm not sure it would have ever happened for me if I hadn't learned to delight in the love my Lord has for me.

What delights you?


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11 comments:

betty said...

I'm glad you did not have a picture for your delight recipe here. I might have clawed through the screen to get it :) Cream cheese is a favorite food of mine :)

I truly think we need to delight in God more, I do struggle with this.

betty

Pam Margolis said...

you had me a DESSERT.

Jerralea said...

LOL, Betty, this post snuck up on me. I actually have the ingredients to make this dessert in my cabinet to make today. So there will be a picture later on.

I love cream cheese, too. In fact, I love cheese of any kind ...

Pam, we're a family of dessert lovers, too.

Megan Whitson Lee said...

I want to try and delight in the Lord more. Sometimes His love is choked out by life's trials, but this is a good reminder that we should delight in him always. Wow! That cherry dessert looks soooooo good!

Lux G. said...

Oh, delightful indeed.

Happy Easter!

Home School Dad said...

Nice Post, In answer to your question here are some foods that begin with D. Drumsticks, Donuts, Dill Pickles, Deep Fried ..., dip is one of my favorites and of course ice cream has many nice D's Dreamcicles, Drumsticks, and Dairy Queen Dilly Bars.

Chuck Allen said...

That Delightful Cherry Dessert looks delicious! And thanks for the reminder from Psalms. I need to be reminded of that often.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Jerralea - Devilled eggs would be one I'd think of .. but those Whips can be delightful .. and Desserts - are always good ... cheers Hilary

Joyful said...

Yum! That's all I can say! The scripture is one that I have come to know on a personal level too.

Click said...

That recipe sounds good.

It's great that you had that support when you were dealing with infertility. :-)

Cait @ Click's Clan

Susanne said...

Cream cheese, cherries, angel food cake...what's not to love?!