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Depending on where you live in the world, March 20th or March 21st is your official Equinox with 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness. To celebrate this important “natural” holiday you can make many wonderful camping style treats for your Equinox party. The dessert called “DIRT” is one of my favorites:


3 pkgs of instant vanilla pudding *

4 ½ cups milk *

1 u oz pkg Cream Cheese (room temperature)

1 carton Cool Whip (room temperature)

1 pkg Oreo Cookies (frozen)

Gummy Worms

Mix vanilla pudding, milk and cream cheese together. Fold in cool whip. Chop cookies in blender or food processor. Layer (starting with cookies and ending with cookies) one of cookies, then pudding mix, then cookies, etc. Top with Gummy Worms.

*1 large pudding and 3 cups milk can be substituted.

It is always good to see dirt after a long winter. I figured this Dirt Dessert would be right up everyone’s alley. Don’t forget your gummy worms!! Happy Equinox and I have a ton of things to write about but very little time to get it posted. I am trying to get ready for my Eastern Bird Banding Association conference at Cape Cod this weekend (well leaving on Thursday). Lets hope that the big “Salamander Migration Night” doesn’t happen while I am at the Cod! 

BTW: Had my first Fox Sparrow of the year today!!  CHECK!

8 responses

  1. Sandy

    I wish I would have had this recipe before my husband’s birthday yesterday, (he got cherry pie) I think I will make it this weekend.

    20 March 2007 at 9:29 am

  2. Marg

    I love dirt!!

    Fingers crossed on Salamanders, have fun at the conference 😀

    20 March 2007 at 7:27 pm

  3. Corey

    Mmm…dirt. Now if I could only get birds to come to the gummy worms…

    20 March 2007 at 8:58 pm

  4. I always count the first day of spring as when I see the first migrant. So, it was today! (Saw a Swainson’s Thrush.)

    20 March 2007 at 9:02 pm

  5. I’ve been eating dirt for years. It’s a great treat and I thank you for the recipe as I haven’t eaten it in quite a while! Have a great weekend!

    20 March 2007 at 9:18 pm

  6. @ Sandy – Sorry! Nothing wrong with dirt being a little late! LOL
    @ Marg – keeping my eye on the weather, just might not happen till I get back! Keep those fingers crossed!
    @ Corey – LOL My all time fave food! Step back there birdies!!
    @ Rurality – mine was a fox sparrow! But a Swainson’s would be a great find! BRAVO!
    @ Mary – So glad you eat dirt also! We as the blog community need to eat dirt more often!

    20 March 2007 at 9:51 pm

  7. I have a friend who made this for me and it is yummy! Thanks for the recipe! mmmmm. . .
    I can’t wait to dig in and smell the dirt!

    30 March 2007 at 5:52 am

  8. LOL! Dirt is soo much fun! Thanks and shouldn’t bee too long for you!

    30 March 2007 at 8:54 am

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