Blog number two.... it might explain my current lack of enthusiasm for blog number 1

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Summer Time

Tonight we are going to an outdoor dinner and were asked to bring "something". I racked my brain over what to bring, I read recipes, I went through cook books and finally it hit me. I wanted something cool, summery and refreshing. I'm making a fruit trifle.

Everthing about this trifle screams summer. From its airy pudding and easy preperation to its chilled trifle dish and sweet fruits.... ahhh yes - SUMMER!

Summer Trifle
recipe by me

one store bought angel food cake
7 kiwis
1 mango
1 package of strawberries
1 small pack of Jello instant pudding, white chocolate
1 small container cool whip
mini chocolate chips

cut all of the fruit into little bite size pieces, sprinkle with sugar, toss and put into the fridge so they can make a syrup amongst themselves. make the pudding and put it in the fridge to "pudding up". go play on the internet or watch tv or accidently fall asleep. wake up - cube the angel food cake into bite size pieces into the bottom of a trifle dish and gently press them into an even layer. top with the fruit salad and make that layer even as well. top with a thin layer of mini chocolate chips. now whisk in about half the cool whip with the pudding and pour over the top, smoothing out with a rubber spatula. decorate with a ring of mini chocolate chips an a sprig of mint if desired. cover with plastic wrap and chill until you are ready to enjoy!


That Girl said...

Sigh. Adding trifle bowl to the list of things I neeeeeeeeed.

Jaime said...

Yum! Sounds like summer in a dish!

Jerri said...

great looking trifle!

Nicole said...

Looks so pretty. Cool Whip! Total childhood memories there. We would freeze it and eat it like ice cream.

Anonymous said...

Yum, I loved your dessert, even without mango and kiwi! Thanks for making it for us wednesday!

Cynthia said...

I love trifle, it is one of my favourite desserts.

Paige M said...

Yum, looks like something that even I might be able to make!!!

John E. Webb said...

how about something new sis?

Kim said...

Oh my DEAR! The thrift stores in Birmingham are tremendous! Now, you will have to brace yourself and go to Huffman. Big Saver is my absolute, most favorite thrift store. All of my clothes come from there and a lot of decor. The clothes are Ralph Lauren, Gap, Banana Republic, Harolds, Ann Taylor Loft, NAME IT! I find stuff with the tags on and my absolute favorite find is a vintage leather trench coat from Eigner. Take Paige. She and I are a great team at the thrift store. A force to be reckoned with, if you will. Really, call her and tell her you need to be inaugurated into the thrift store club.

And you just have to get over it being dirty. Wash stuff or get it dry cleaned when you get home. It's worth it.

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