Thursday, March 7, 2013

Move over Sandra Lee

There is something to be said for "semi" homemade.   She definitely coined a market!   Whenever I go somewhere, dinner, visiting a friend and etc.  I like to bring something.  And I was one of those people who HAD to make something, like move heaven and earth to do it.  Aka-stressmyselftothemaxtodoit!    

The thought of bringing a box of store bought brownies made me crazy.  Honestly though, I have come so far as to do JUST that a few times.  I'm getting easier on myself.  Part of my "learning how to say no" phase of life.  I think I could start a whole blog series with that one.  Anyway, a story for another day. ;)

I like to cook, but I also like to not stress myself out.    I was going to my sisters house a few weeks ago and I told her I would bring dessert.    Of course that weekend was full of swimming, karate, horse riding and etc.  You get the idea.  So low and behold it's Saturday night and I hadn't even thought of what I was bringing.     I love trifles.  They are usually pretty to look at.  The dish can be found at Walmart or Target for about $6 - $10.   I think Pampered Chef has a fancy one that has a cover and all.  For much more money of course.    They are usually just layering ingredients and fun to scoop out too!       

I usually make strawberry shortcake with homemade biscuits (and every blue moon homemade whipped cream!)  because it's my dad's FAVORITE dessert. :)

It doesn't take anytime at all to throw together.  Sometimes, if the strawberries aren't very sweet, I will cut them up and sprinkle a bit of sugar on them.  Then I let them sit in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.  But I didn't do that this time (they were sweet) and it was still delicious.


2 -  packages of store baked biscuits 
3-   big packages of strawberries
1-   16 oz container of cool whip  (I kind of ran out of cool whip, I would do another 8 oz or just get 2 - 16 oz for next time!)

layer them all! :)

Voila!  Strawberry Shortcake Trifle! 



ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That sure looks good!!

NanaDiana said...

Not only does that look good AND pretty I bet it tastes wonderful! xo Diana

Shelia said...

Oh, yummy! This looks so good! Such an elegant looking dish and so easy. Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Leslie Harris said...

I can't believe it. This is one of my all-time favorite desserts, and I usually make the homemade whipped cream because I can't resist all the creamy flavor...But I've never put it into a trifle dish and I love how pretty it looks. Thanks for the idea.
Leslie (Gwen Moss)

Jen Kershner said...

I adore a trifle and I adore strawberry shortcake and I know for sure I will be making some version of this for our Easter dinner!

Becca said...

YUM ... pretty sure I just gained 5 lbs. by simply *looking* at that fabulous treat! Thanks for sharing!!

Michele Smith said...

I'm with you, I can't bring anything store bought. I dont know if its because I won't know how good it tastes or I want to share my yummy cooking with everyone, probably a little of both. I love this, it looks delicious!!!

Angela Betlewicz said...

This looks delicious! I would love for you to share this at my new linky party!

Anonymous said...

I am her sister & she brought it to my house & as always it was wonderful!!! She can do it all! I can only cook , I do not bake! and on another subject I love being her sister for many reasons but one of the best perks is I get all her lamps, furniture & accessories she no longer wants and she even hangs and arranges it for me!!!! I think we aren't really related because I can do none of that! lol

Anonymous said...

Never stress when you go to your sisters. Love your sister lol.


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