Mango Cream Cake -Easy



2 C butter softened

3/4 cup sugar

1/2-3/4 cup powdered milk

1 (170 g) container cream

3 big ripe mangoes

2 chopped and 1 sliced, to garnish the top of the cake

24 lady fingers (not the ones from live ladies especially not First Ladies)

Assorted fruit for topping.
Blend the first 5 ingredients (except for the mango slices) to make mango cream mixture.

Lay lady fingers on a 9×9 inch dish or pan.

Top with mango cream mixture. Place a second layers of ladyfingers.  Repeat process, until you are out of stuff.

Top with mango slices and any other fruit you chose.  Cherries and strawberries add nice color.

Refrigerate for 5-6 hours or overnight to set.

Dic-tater Soup


Todays Dictator



1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 clove garlic, minced
4 medium potatoes, peeled, cubed (or 3 cups of yesterdays mashed)
4 cups chicken broth
2 cups half-and-half
2 carrots, sliced thin
2 cups ham cubed (this is the dic part)
1 cup crumbled blue cheese, divided (4 oz)
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp dried lemon grass (if using fresh use double)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Melt butter in large saucepan over medium high heat.

Add onion; cook 5 minutes or until soft. Add carrots and cook 2 minutes more.

Add garlic and lemon grass and cook 1 minute. Add potatoes; cook 5 minutes.

Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.  If you use the mashed you don’t have cook as long.

Stir in half-and-half, 1/2 cup of the cheese, salt, pepper and basil..

(Soup can be made to this point up to 1 day ahead.) Before serving, sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese).