Monday, July 8, 2013

Favorite Summer Dessert

My family loves a good dessert. Our favorites being Double layer pumpkin pie and Peanut butter pie. Those desserts though delicious, don't seem like they fit in very well with summer menu's. I recently found a recipe for this Strawberry Trifle on Facebook and it is a new family favorite. I have seen several different versions of it but this is how we like it.

This is the one I made for the fourth of July. I added blueberries to make it look more festive!

Strawberry Angel Food Trifle

1 box of instant vanilla pudding (5 serving size)
3 cups milk (to make the pudding)
angel food cake (I like to get a premade one in the bakery section)
frozen sweetened strawberries (24 oz or larger)
Cool whip (16 oz)

This is super easy to put together--make your pudding and let it set in the refrigerator. If you are making your angel food cake do that and let it cool.

About 4 hours before serving put your trifle together. On the bottom tear up half of your cake and place it on the bottom of your Trifle dish. On top of that put half of your pudding, spooned onto the cake. On top of the pudding put your strawberries and any other fruit you might like to add. You can add blueberries or bananas and it is delicious. Then cover that with Cool whip and repeat. On the very top it looks pretty to put some fresh strawberries. (I didn't have any this time)

Then put it in the refrigerator and tell your family not to touch it for 4 hours (that is the only hard part). That's it...easy peasy and so delicious! I think it would last a couple days in the refrigerator but I wouldn't know because my kids inhale it.:)

I wish there was some left right now!

On a personal note today my husband and I have been married 17 years.

It is hard to believe it has been that long...but as my husband pointed out at dinner tonight it is hard to believe how grown up our kids are getting! Sometimes I wish life would slow down just a bit.

My wedding bouquet (which hangs in our livingroom) has age gracefully in the last 17 years!

I hope everyone is enjoying your summer...

Thanks for visiting!


Janae said...

Happy Anniversary! It's amazing how good your boutique still looks, it's so cool that you still have it.

Melanie said...

Happy Anniversary Sandy!! Your bouquet is lovely, what a wonderful idea! Love the picture! time does pass too fast it seems, especially when you are raising children, they are grown and gone too fast!

That dessert looks so yummy! I would buy the cake too! Too hot to bake a cake and heat up the kitchen. Must try this recipe!!

Grandma Carolee said...

I love that picture you put on of your wedding...handsome couple!! The dessert looks pretty & delicious.
I think other grandmothers will agree with me that grandchildren grow up faster than our children. Enjoy every precious moment.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Happy Anniversary, Sandy!

Cindy said...

Awwwww... happy anniversary! and that trifle looks heavenly! I want to go home and make some right now! My guy would love it!


Junkchiccottage said...

Happy Anniversary Sandy. I love that you still have your wedding bouquet. How sweet is that. Your strawberry dessert looks so yummy. I may have to try this one.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Happy Anniversary! Time does seem to go by too quickly! I have had a dessert like that. Delicious and I will have to keep your recipe in mind! Thanks for sharing. Nancy

Karen said...

Happy anniversary!you guys look so cute in your wedding photo. That desert looks delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe.

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Awwww...happy anniversary Sandy! What a romantic wedding photo. And thanks for the trifle recipe - yum!

Anne said...

Happy Anniversary Sandy!What a beautiful wedding day photo! Oh that dessert looks delicious!And so simple to make too!

June said...

Boy oh boy does this sound good Sandy! I can't wait to try it out.
You two are too cute in that wedding photo. Congratulations to you both!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Sandy,

Congrats to you and your hubby on your 17th wedding anniversary. Your angel food dessert looks delicious! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Unknown said...

Oh looks yummy :-)
Have a nicee week!

Fran said...

Sorry I didn't say this sooner, but Happy Anniversary!!! Your dessert looks amazing! I will give it a try. Thanks :-)

farmhouse-story said...

hope your day was great, sandy. i love the framed bouquet:) the dessert looks yummy-tfs!

koralee said...

Happy love that of my favorites too.

Cottage and Broome said...

Happy Anniversary, 17 years a lot to be thankful for! The dessert looks yummy too! Have a great weekend. Laura