Vanessa was a long time friend of my parent’s family. She and her husband, a United Methodist pastor, built the log cottage at Lake Louise, North of Gaylord, Michigan, which my parents purchased and enjoyed for 25 years..a lovely lady and a good cook…. (must have been all those church dinners.)
2 1/2 cups Crushed Pretzels
3 3/4 Tblsp. Sugar
2 Sticks oleo, melted
Mix together. Press into 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 400 deg. for 8 minutes…COOL
8 Oz Cream Cheese
1 Cup Sugar
1 8 Oz Cool Whip
Beat cream cheese with sugar at high speed ’til creamy. Fold in Cool Whip. Spread over first layer.
1 6 oz Strawberry Jello
2 1/2 Cup Boiling Water
10 or 20 oz Frozen Strawberries
Dissolve jello in water…add frozen strawberries. (Strawberries should thicken the jello.)
Chill for 1/2 hour and pour over 2nd layer.
Refrigerate ’til set.
Photographs By Mary Anne Whitchurch Tuck