This lemon dessert was served at my 1966 bridal shower with Guy’s family and friends from Glidden, Iowa. I made it for decades with different flavors–butterscotch, chocolate, pistachio (a pretty green), besides our favorite lemon.
Guy's Aunt Vesta's Lemon Nut Dessert 1st layer: 1 cup flour 1/2 cup melted butter 1/2 cup pecan chips 2nd layer: 1 cup powdered sugar 2 cups Cool Whip 1 8-ounce pkg. cream cheese 3rd layer: 1 16-ounce box lemon instant pudding 3 cups milk 4th layer: 2 cups Cool Whip Top: additional pecan chips Combine 1st layer and press into a 9X13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees 15 minutes. Cool. Combine 2nd later and spread over crust. Combine 3rd layer according to package directions (using 3 cups of milk instead of 4). Spread over 2nd layer. Spread Cool Whip on top and sprinkle with nuts. If using chocolate pudding, sprinkle with mini chocolate chips, etc.
The other special thing about the day is that all four of our grandmothers were there. I wish I had a photo with Guy’s grandmothers–Rosie Kidney and Teresa Walker.
Ah yes… This brings to mind the showers (wedding and baby) of my cousins by the dozens and the yummy food my family prepared.
You’re right, Annette!
Back when weddings were about faith and family. Today’s weddings are staged events, carefully choreographed spectacles designed to impress the attendees. We had cake and coffee in the church basement. Our marriage has lasted 56 years so far.
Amen! I was thankful when our “kids” chose a small wedding, with our son singing to his bride! Our 56th is Sunday!
Wow, that is so special that all your grandmothers were there!!! At my shower, my one grandmother had passed the year before, and my maternal grandmother who I was so close to was sick that day and couldn’t attend! It was so disappointing to me. The dessert looks yummy!
Three grandmothers were at the wedding. One of Guy’s stayed home with his retarded brother. So few photos were taken that day that we didn’t get any of the ones who came!
How wonderful that all four of your grandmothers were able to attend your bridal shower!
We took things so much for granted.
We certainly did.
Amazing how your 1966 picture looks exactly like it was lifted right from our photo album. I had to squint carefully to confirm that I do not actually recognize anyone.
How interesting, Geoff! I’m disappointed that the snapshots during those years aren’t so clear anymore.