Although summer hasn't "officially" started according to the calendar, with the kids out of school (and me wishing I was a teacher), I think we can all agree - it's summer! Bring. it. on. I love summer, and after the miserable winter we've had, I was beginning to think it would never arrive. What does summer mean to you?
For me, it brings a lot of different things to mind.
Easy breezy decorating...
One of my summer dessert faves is a trifle made with all of these beautiful berries.
I love this recipe because it's not only delicious, it's pretty! Definitely looks impressive if you're taking it to a summer party. There is something about layered desserts that look fancy.
1 pound cake (I usually buy a yummy one at the grocery store)
2 containers fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced into quarters
2 pints fresh blueberries rinsed
2 boxes vanilla Jell-o instant pudding
1 container Cool Whip
- Mix vanilla pudding according to package directions and fold in Cool Whip.
- Slice the pound cake and then cut into cubes. Layer pound cake in the bottom of your trifle dish.
- Cover the bottom layer of pound cake with pudding/Cool Whip mixture
- Sprinkle a layer of mixed berries on top of the pudding/Cool Whip
- Repeat this process, (2-3 layers total, depending upon the size of your dish), ending with a layer of berries.
- Cover and chill for an hour or overnight.