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Alice's Tips and Recipes



Hello everybody! How is everyone doing? Good I hope. I have been a little strung out running from the hospital to see my friend, Bertha, and her sick little baby, Shelby. Shelby is doing better...thanks to many prayers.  Bertha got to feed her today through a stomach tube. She opened her little eyes and moved around. She tried to cry, but the ventilator kept her from making noises...but Bertha did all the crying for her. They are going to be able to stay in the Ronald McDonald House since Bertha is being discharged from the hospital tonight. They don't want to leave their little baby there by herself and I don't blame them. Anyway, I have not gotten any of my housework done and I feel like a big slouch. I haven't even kept up with my soaps...LOL. Well, I guess that is about it for today. Hope you have a good one and look forward to talking with you soon.
This is for the breastfeeding ladies. When I first started breastfeeding my son, I found that I leaked very badly all of the time. Now that I have been breastfeeding for over three months, I generally don't have that problem during the day, but still badly at night. I was very dissatisfied with the breast pads they had on the market because they were very expensive and didn't seem to work effectively. So here's what I do..(you all are going to laugh)...I purchase the cheap maxi pads from the dollar store. I get like 24 for $2. Then I cut them in half (sometimes at night I use a whole one...)  These work great for overnight breast pads...they are very absorbant, cheap, and the sticky adhesive on the back sticks right to the inside of your bra so they don't slip around at night. They are very effective. If you are having a problem during the daytime and want something less visible, consider using some of the cheap panty liners to do the same thing. It sounds crazy...but it works very well!
I LOVE THIS is almost zero fat and very quick to put together.  It comes out of a book called, "Down Home Cooking Without the Down Home Fat" by Dawn Hall. I got my copy at Walmart. She put together her book to make money when her husband was diagnosed with cancer. I would highly recommend it for those of us trying to watch our weight....
2 - 8 oz. fat free cream cheese
1 - 8 oz. fat free sour cream
1 - 8 oz fat free Cool Whip
3/4 cup confectioner's sugar AND 1/2 cup Nutra Sweet Spoonfuls OR 1 1/4 cup confectioners sugar for those who do not like nutra sweet.
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp almond flavoring
1 - 10 oz angel food cake
2 quarts of strawberries
1/4 cup Nutra Sweet Spoonfuls OR 1/4 cup sugar to sweeten berries
Beat cream cheese until softened. Beat in sour cream. Stir in lite Cool Whip, confectioner's sugar, vanilla and almond flavoring (also add 1/2 cup Nutra Sweet Spoonfuls if using the nutra sweet recipe). Cut angel food cake into 2" squares (I use my electric knife for this). Sweeten berries with sugar or nutrasweet.
Layer cake pieces, cream mixture and strawberries in deep glass bowl. Garnish top with whole berries.
Yield: 20 servings (unless you are like me and then it's only 10 LOL)
Nutra Sweet Recipe: 132 Calories and 1 gram of fat
Sugar Recipe: 152 Calories and 1 gram of fat
ENJOY! ....Alice SAHM to Jared 3 1/2 months old