Friday, May 21, 2010

Fast Food Friday!

Good Friday morning to everyone! Today, I am sharing a simple yummy recipe for an ice cream dessert. It uses two of my favorite ingredients: Klondike Ice Cream Bars and Jello! I hope you enjoy it!

Green Klondike Salad

2 small boxes or 1 large box of lime flavored Jello
3 cups hot water
8 oz whipped topping
4 Klondike Bars ~ original flavored ~ chopped into bite sized pieces

Dissolve jello in hot water. Cool and place in refrigerator until syrupy. Beat with mixer. Mix whipped topping and chopped Klondikes together. Add to beaten jello and whip all together. Pour into 13" dish or platter and chill.

My Mom has several health issues that impact her way of life and she hasn't been able to work since March of 2008. She has applied and been denied for disability three times since then. She retained a lawyer about this time last year to help her try to get approved. I have watched her become more and more depressed because she can't get anyone to help her and her quality of life continues to decline. She called me at work yesterday crying like crazy. Scared me to death because I thought something had happened to one of my brothers or to her. Her lawyer had called her and told her she is approved for disability and will receive back pay from March 2008 until now!! I started crying, too! God is good and we are so thankful that He does not forget us when we are struggling.

I am so glad it's Friday, although I have a busy weekend ahead of me. Mom and my brother will be here on Thursday for my nephew's graduation so I have a LOT of cleaning to get done this weekend! The good news is, I am feeling much better and more energized than I was at the beginning of the week. So I am gonna crank up my stereo tomorrow and get moving!

Well, I've got to get out the door and head to work. I hope y'all have a fantastic Friday!

Until next time. . .



  1. What a combination...Jell-O and Klondikes.
    Will have to try that one out.
    That's great that your mother finally got somewhere. There are so many that fall into the same place as her and it's sad because you see so many that can get disability so easily and then there are those that truly need it and can't get it without a long and hard fight.
    (it's a shame that our system works the way it does)
    Hope you enjoy the weekend!

  2. What a great recipe refreshing sounding.
    Thank you!

  3. Thats awesome about your mom. Its a tense waiting period and I wish she hadnt had to fight so hard.
    Tell them all hello for me. I miss them

  4. So happy for your mom, God is great!

  5. Donna~

    The recipe sounds good!

    I am so glad that you mom finally got her disability! I know that will make her life so much better.

    I hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy spending time with your family!


  6. that dessert sounds interesting yet tasty...never heard of it before..I am glad to hear that your mom is getting disability..;) have a great weekend..and glad you are doing so much better.,;)

  7. Yummy recipe Donna. I might have to try it. I'm so happy your mother is getting this disability issue resolved. I've heard many people say they were denied until they got a lawyer. It shouldn't have to be that way. Yes God is good and we should never forget that although when we are down, we sometimes think he has left us.
    I hope you have a fabulous time with your family. Don't stress out over the little things you don't get done before they get there. You will be the only one that will notice I guarantee it.
    Have a great weekend,
    Hugs, AMY

  8. I will never understand why those of us who work hard and pay into all these programs thru taxes,etc. seem to be the ones they deny when we are in need. Thank God your mom finally got what she needed...a little help. Im sure that lifts a burden from all of you. Hugs!

  9. Donna,

    Glad to hear about your mom, that's good news! This recipe looks simple and I just picked up some of those bars on sale.


  10. That sounds yummy...I'll have to try it.

    I have two friends that are in the same situation as yur mother, both in severe pain and going months, almost a year without work. They are waiting on pins and needles for help. I am so happy for your mom...I can't even imagine how much relief she must feel right now. God doesn't forget about us! Great testimony!