Happy Birthday Dana!

This is my DD, Dana. Today was her 20th birthday!

The tradition in our house has always been that you decide the supper menu on your birthday.

Dana picked Christmas Morning Wife Saver for her birthday dinner. This dish is a tradition in our house for Christmas morning and we rarely think about making it at other times of the year. If you are interested, this is the recipe:


16 slices white bread, crusts removed

16 slices Canadian back bacon

16 slices processed cheese

6 eggs

1/2 tsp. pepper

1 tsp. dry mustard

1/4 cup minced onion

3 cups milk

1/2 cup butter

crushed Corn Flakes


Set 8 pieces of bread into a 9″ x 13″ buttered, glass baking dish. Cover bread with slices of back bacon. Lay slices of cheese on top of bacon and then cover with remaining slices of bread to make it like a sandwich.

In a bowl, beat eggs and pepper. To the egg mixture add dry mustard, onion, and milk. Pour over the sandwiches, cover and let stand in fridge overnight.

In the morning, melt butter, pour over top. Cover with crushed Corn Flakes. Bake, uncovered, 1 hour at 350 deg.F. Let sit 10 minutes before serving. Serve with fresh fruit and cinnamon rolls.

Both of my kids do not like cake. So for desert, Dana picked a desert from the New Joys of Jell-O cookbook called, Berried Delight.


1 1/2 cups Oreo cookie crumbs
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup melted margarine
1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
2 2/3 cups cold milk
3 1/2 cups Cool Whip Whipped topping, thawed
2 pints frozen sliced strawberries
1 package (6 serving size) Jell-O Instant Pudding and Pie Filling, Vanilla flavor

Combine: Crumbs and 1/4 cup of the sugar. Mix in margarine. Press mixture evenly onto bottom of 13 x 9 inch pan. (If desired bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes. Cool on rack.)

Beat: Cream cheese with remaining 1/4 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons of the milk until smooth. Fold in 1/2 of the whipped topping. Spread over crust. Arrange strawberries in even layer on cream cheese mixture.

Pour: The remaining milk into medium bowl. Add pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk until well blended, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour over strawberries. Chill 4 hours or overnight.

Spread: Remaining whipped topping over pudding just before serving.

Because the casserole Dana picked for supper is the type that you make ahead and store in the refrigerator, we were able to spend the entire day shopping without worrying about meal prep. Dana’s present from us (Mom and Dad) was a day of clothes shopping. We picked up Grandma in the morning and the three girls–Grandma, Dana, and myself spent the day shopping for clothes in Langley. This is Dana with all her loot!