Saturday, June 25, 2011

4th of July Trifle

hello, friends! i feel like i have been out-of-touch with our howe to cook readers. i feel like we need to all meet up and chat or something, don't you? well, maybe we should. but not right now because #1-i am in my pjs, #2-it is 11:05 pm, and #3-i have a towel on my head which is covering my wet hair. 
and now that you have that awesome visual, let's talk about the 4th of july!

i can't believe it's almost here. i love the 4th, and a few years ago i figured out that i loved this 4th of july trifle. i like to take complete credit for it, but it was actually a combination of mine, kim's, and nicki's mad skills. 
now if that's not a beauty, i don't know what is. actually, the picture isn't too amazing. but are we surprised? are our pictures ever amazing? come on...we're working on it!

and picture-talk aside, if you want to impress your 4th of july-party friends, make this! i did and all the cool kids liked me afterwards. and i can't blame them! it is really light and refreshing and perfect for after you stuff yourself sick at your 4th of july bbq and you are so sick you can't eat another but but still want dessert :)

here is what you'll need for this amazingness:
1 lb strawberries--washed and quartered
1 small pkg. blueberries
1 lg. box vanilla pudding-prepared
1 8 oz. container cool whip
1-2 angel food cake loafs (or you can make your own cake if you're classier than i am)--cut into 1 inch squares

it's pretty simple. layer, in your trifle dish, angel food cake, pudding, blueberries, cool whip, angel food cake, pudding, strawberries, cool whip, and top with strawberries and blueberries.
we have more 4th of july recipes coming. so get your uncle sam hat on!