Thursday, February 11, 2010

"D" is for "DIRT"

Bonjour from Campagne Maison


There is red dirt and black dirt

You can blow dirt and you can play in dirt

You can plow in dirt and you can plant in dirt

You can even buy buy dirt-- in bags--pasteurized, or you can get it dirt cheap

You can race on a dirt track and you can be annoyed by a dirt dauber

You can be a dirt ball, a dirt bag, and even a dirt devil
You can be poorer than dirt and you can be older than dirt

You can dish dirt and you can eat dirt

(this is my favorite way to do both)

photo credit: Tammy Hopper

Dirt Cake Recipe

16 oz pkg Oreo Cookies

8 oz cream cheese

1/2 cup butter

1 cup Confectioners sugar

1 teaspoon Vanilla

2 3 oz pkgs Vanilla Instant Pudding mix

3 cups milk

12 Cool Whip

6-8 Gummy Worms

2 new 6" flower pots

2 bunches silk flowers

Line the pots with aluminium foil. Crush Oreos until they resemble potting soil and place 1 cup of crumbs into each pot. Combine the cream cheese, butter, sugar, and vanilla. Mix well and set aside. Mix the pubbing with the milk and beat well. Fold Cool Whip into this mixture. Gently fold the pudding and cheese mixture together. Pour 1/2 mixture into each pot. Top with remaining cookie crumbs and refrigerate at least 8 hrs but preferably overnight. Before serving, wrap flower stems in aluminum foil and insert into each pot. Strategically place the worms into the pots. Serve with a wooden spoon or small garden shovel.

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Please make a stop over to her place to see other featured "D" words!

Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit today. We love having company.

Au revoir,


Maggie B said...

This post is Downright Dirty, but I like it!

My name is PJ. said...

I love it when things end on a sweet note!

YUMMMMMMMMMM for the letter D!

Julie Schuler said...

Yummy. I should make that dirt cake for my boys. I bet they would love it.

Anonymous said...

Yummy recipe.

Catherine said...

What fun! Love that recipe :) .

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

That recipe would be so much fun to make.

Jenny said...

Maggie, your comment made me laugh...and I want to steal it because it is so clever...


What a great post! It made me smile.

And I was so intriqued by the different interpretations of dirt.

You are alll soo clever!

And the memory of making that dessert with my children was a very, very sweet one.

Thank you for that!


Anonymous said...

You can also have the dirt on someone. No what I mean?

Riet said...

That is a funny post and D. Next to Swiss the Belgian chocolate is the best in the world. I am glad you enjoyed it.

Viki said...

Cute, cute, cute post. I just wish we could see some dirt LOL. Too much snow for right now but I have faith we will be able to see it some day again.

Barb said...

Hi Jacque,

I love it! I want to make it now.
I am adding it to my list.

big hugs,

GardenofDaisies said...

I used to make "dirt and worms" for my kids for dessert. We just used chocolate pudding sprinkled with crushed oreos and then the gummi worms crawling around on top. They loved it!!

Sea Witch said...

You are a dirty girl Jacque. This was a great little post. Loving the dirt cake. Sea Witch

jaydubblah said...

I would make this cake on the quiet and then begin to eat it when I have guests just to see their faces!

Sarah said...

Jacque, what an aDorable post you did. I think this is Decidedly one of the most clever papers I've read today! Great job!
I used to make dirt cakes with my students each year for Earth Day Celebrations. Their favorite part was the gummy worms. Yuck!

Lorrie said...

Fun! Playing with dirt is one of life's little pleasures.

Jo said...

you dirty dog, i loved this post! who knew dirt could be so ... dirty!!!

Christy said...

darling and dirty...
i love cake...any kind of cake

stopping by from jenny m

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

I love Dirt have not had it in a long time! I see you are a Capricorn just like me my birthday is Jan 7th. Thanks for stopping at my Shabby Cottage today..I love visitor so please stop again. Warm hugs, Esther

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Sadly, I am one of those dummies that has to buy dirt! I don't ave any in my yard to fill my flower

I love the dirt cake ..the gummy worms really make it special :-)

Happy D day!

PS Love the JFK quote on your sidebar and the photo!

mbkatc230 said...

The recipe sounds delicious, and I think it would be great for a kid's birthday party! They would have so much fun "eating dirt" and NOT getting yelled at. Cute post! Kathy

Amanda said...

Love your dirt post! And the yummy dirt cake!

Prim2Pink said...

We've made that dirt cake before! The kids really liked it.

RNSANE said...

That is hysterical. You certainly seem to be familiar with dirt, in every way, shape and form. The recipe for the cake beats all, though...wish I still had young kids or grandchildren...but I think even my adult sons will get a kick out of it!

Catherine said...

Hi! Nice recipe, my son loves Oreo!

mub said...

I found out sometime last year that my husband had never eaten "dirt," so I made him some just like this!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love this recipe....I need to remember to make this for the grandkids....dirt is good....

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I have to agree with Maggie B this is a very dirty post. hahahaha
Here I was fixing to turn in so I could get up at 3:30 and you show me this now guess I have to detour to the bedroom via the kitchen...
Hope you have a great Valentines Day and I always enjoy your site

Ana said...

Hi Jacque,
"D" is for delicious. Yum, your dirt cake sounds delicious:-) Hope you had a fantabulous Valentine's Day.

Hugs and Kisses,

Anna said...

This is so funny! What a clever take on the word "dirt"! But seeing as I have the kind of stomach that doesn't like that sort of joke, I sure hope that I never get to be the butt of this one.
Great recipe! I sure it would be well-liked by many children!
Sorry I am so late in finding this post. "D" was my first letter.