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MYST 20: Scott Wilson: Engineer, Beating Fear and Still a Loser?

Scott and his goatee
Scott and his goatee

Scott Wilson is an electrical and telecommunication engineer for a large nuclear powerplant in Ontario, Canada. I met through LoseIt! Scott is an active member, helping others continue on their weight loss journey. Scott is an enthusiastic guy, busy with family and career, but yet still finds time to enjoy life.

Scott and his family
Scott and his family

He also knows how to properly complain! (He is a very nice guy, but is very effective when he encounters a problem. Be bold!)

Scott’s favorite quote:

For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these: “It might have been!”
(John Greenleaf Whittier)

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Scott mentioned Earl Nightingale and Dale Carnegie’s books:

Scott mentioned Martina McBride and her song, “Anyway”

Here is a link the the episode featuring Steve Grant and his poutine.

Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw. Courtesy of Audionautix.com

Scott provided this recipe:

Mille Fay – or Mock Mille Feuille  (Note name difference from Mille Feuille). 

This dessert tastes very much like a mille-feuille pastry, which you might also know as a ‘Napolean.’

Be sure to use a cooked pudding mix and note that the amount of milk added is less than the regular pudding instructions –  so the filling is custardy.  This dessert is best if made at least 8 hours ahead of serving and stored in the fridge.

VANILLA SLICE  – Makes one 9 x 13 inch dessert – approx 18 servings


Graham Cracker Squares  – 2  sleeves (approx 40)

Jello Cooked Vanilla Pudding/Pie Filling  – 1 large package  (170 grams)

Milk – 2 and 1/4 cups

Whipping Cream – 2 cups


Icing sugar – 2 cups

Vanilla – 1 and 1/2 tsp

Hot tap water – 3-4 Tbsp

Unsweetened dark chocolate – 1 ounce


START by mixing up your custard. In a microwave proof bowl combine the pudding mix and milk – noting that this is a reduced amount from what is called for on the box. Cook on high, for one to two minutes at a time, for about 6 minutes total, whisking frequently.  Once thickened, set aside to cool.

Now line an ungrease 9 x 13 inch pan with a fitted layer of whole graham crackers. Imagine you are a tiler, and score, snap and fit them as necessary to neatly cover the bottom of your pan. Once the pudding is room temperature, carefully spread it over the graham crackers until they are evenly covered – unlike in my picture . . .

Spread cooked and cooled vanilla pudding over graham crackers

Next, whip the cream, adding no sugar, vanilla – nothing.  Spread this evenly over the pudding layer with the back of a spatula.

Next, add a second layer of fitted graham crackers squares, pressing down gently where necessary to get the surface as level as possible.

Cover the cooked pudding with plain whipped cream and another layer of graham crackers

Mix the glaze ingredients with a whisk until completely smooth and not too runny.  Pour over top of graham crackers and spread evenly using the back of a spoon and a bit of patience.

Last step is to melt the chocolate and drizzle in lines, which can be ‘combed’ for effect or just spiraled lazily about.

Cover with a tight layer of saran and refrigerate minimum 8 hours or overnight.  Serve and be adored!