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My first Father's Day with My Dad in Heaven

 

My Dad and I

It's been a little over four months since my Dad's time came to continue on to his next adventure.

It seems quite weird, not to be thinking about what to surprise him with for Father's Day.

I shouldn't say not thinking about it, because it keeps entering my mind. I start thinking and then I'm like NOPE...not this year or ever again.

I'm thankful he was able to go quickly and isn't suffering through chemo treatments anymore, but it still sucks at the same time.

I will wish all the other dads out there a Happy Father's Day and a Happy Father's Day in heaven to mine!

Very Berry Dessert Lasagna

Ingredients

For Oreo Crust:

36 Golden Oreo cookies

½ cup unsalted butter-melted

For Strawberry Layer:

4.5 oz. strawberry flavored gelatin (like Jello)

2/3 cup boiling water

¾ cup strawberry Greek yogurt-cold

1 cup diced fresh strawberries

2 ¼ cups Cool Whip

Cheesecake Layer:

½ cup unsalted butter-softened

1 cup powdered sugar

8 oz. cream cheese-softened

1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

1 ¼ cup Cool Whip

For Blueberry Layer:

4.5 oz. berry blue gelatin (like Jello)

2/3 cup boiling water

½ cup blueberry Greek yogurt-cold

1 cup fresh blueberries

2 ¼ cups Cool Whip

Topping:

2 ½ –3 cups Cool Whip

6 oz. white chocolate bar or block-to make the curls

½ cup fresh blueberries

½ cup diced strawberries

Directions

Oreo Crust:

To make the crust ground whole Oreo cookies with the filling in a food processor to make fine crumbs.

In a bowl stir together ½ cup melted butter with Oreo crumbs until evenly moistened, then press the mixture in the bottom of a 9 x 13 x 2-inch dish, set in the freezer to firm while making next layer

Strawberry Layer:

In a large heat proof bowl place strawberry Jello, add 2/3 cup boiling water and stir to dissolve completely.

Whisk in ¾ cup cold strawberry Greek yogurt until combined, then stir in diced strawberries. Add 2 ¼ cups Cool Whip and mix until combined evenly.

Pour the mixture over Oreo crust layer and smooth the top. Place in the freezer for 25-30 minutes to set.

Cheesecake Layer:

In a bowl cream together ½ cup softened butter, 8 oz. softened cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add 1 ¼ cup Cool Whip and mix to combine.

Spoon over strawberry layer and gently spread into an even layer. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm.

Blueberry Layer:

In a large bowl place berry blue Jello, add 2/3 cup boiling water and stir to dissolve completely.

In a food processor pulse blueberry Greek yogurt and fresh blueberries. Then, pour the mixture in the Jello and whisk to combine.

Add 2 ¼ cups Cool Whip and mix until combined evenly. Pour the mixture over cream cheese layer and smooth the top.

Topping:

Refrigerate until set, then spread 2 ½ -3 cups whipped cream on top.

To make the curls, carefully draw a vegetable peeler across the broad surface of a bar of white chocolate at room temperature. Sprinkle curls on top. Refrigerate for 2 more hours before serving, or overnight.

Garnish with fresh blueberries and diced strawberries before serving.

Store in the fridge.

Joke of the Week

A few girls and I went to an all male strip club last night.

A stripper came over and flexed his butt cheeks for us.

One of the girls wanted to impress us, so she pulls out a $10 bill, licked it and put it on his butt cheek.

Not to be outdone, another friend pulls out a $20 bill, licked it as well and put it on his other butt cheek.

Still attempting to impress the rest of us, my other friend pulls out a $50 bill, also licks it and again puts it on one of his butt cheeks.

Now the attention was focused on me. What could I do to top that? I got out my wallet, thought for a minute... and then got out my ATM card, swiped it down the crack of his butt, grabbed the $80 bucks and went home!

 

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