Friday, December 11, 2009

A giveaway is coming up...

Um, no I am not giving away a trifle, silly.......but I wanted y'all to know about the giveaway coming up for my 300th post!!!
Can't do it today, as I am on the go. A friend and I are preparing the food for our church's Adult Christmas Dinner (80 adults!!!). It sounded easy enough and a good idea back a few months ago when we said we'd do this. {Note to self: don't take something like THIS on in December}. It's so very fun, and so inspiring...and we will have so much fun. I also agreed to decorate and set two tables...so really I guess I should have chosen one or the other. Oh, well, tomorrow I will hit the other lists hard and come up just fine. After all, I have a whole 2 weeks before Christmas right???? :)
I am going to be putting this trifle together after I post this....it is one of my friend Renee's recipe.....which are always yummy!
And I will hopefully be back tomorrow to begin the giveaway for my 300th post!!! Geez, how time flies. Oh, and we do have our tree to get and decorate. Since we get a real one, we usually wait until the second weekend to do it. I am ready to get it and be done with that part!! I hope y'all have a productive, fun-filled weekend.

Trifle

1 frozen pound cake, thawed (10 ¾ oz)

Raspberry preserves

½ c. orange juice + ¼ c. alcohol (sherry, amaretto, brandy). OR – increase juice to ¾ c. and add a tsp. of extract (almond)

Coconut macaroon cookies crumbled to make 1 c. crumbs (about 10 or so)

1 pkg. frozen raspberries (10 oz) thawed and drained

1 small pkg vanilla instant pudding mix

2 c. milk

1 c. whipping cream, whipped

¼ c. sliced toasted almonds

Cut pound cake lengthwise into one-inch slices. Spread preserves over each slice. Cut slices into one-inch cubes. Place cubes in bottom of 2 quart trifle bowl. Pour sherry/juice mixture over cake cubes. Sprinkle cookie crumbs over cake and top with raspberries. Prepare pudding according to package using milk, then fold in whipped cream. Spoon over raspberries. Chill. Before serving, garnish with toasted almonds. Serves 8.

19 comments:

Diana said...

The trifle sounds awesome!

Mary said...

The trifle looks delicious, Suzanne, and very festive for a Christmas dessert...thanks!

My, you are taking on alot! I've been thinking the same thing...we agree to things in the summer that are happening in December, but then December comes, and we wonder what we've done to ourselves! I'm rooting for ya!

Have fun, and may God bless you with lots of energy!

Mary

Mary said...

Suzanne, I'm way behind in my blog visiting, and just read your last post on Santuary...I loved it...your thoughts are mine, too, and those are the qualities of home I strive to provide here as well. It is so important to be a good steward of our homes...women have been an incredible role in providing solitude for their husbands and children. Thanks for a wonderful post!

Mary

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love a good trifle! Good luck with the dinner...you'll do great. :)

Beverly said...

Ummm that trifle looks yummy. Have a great day and thanks for all of your "Southern Inspiration"

Anita said...

The trifle looks way yummy. You are one busy lady...sounds like fun though.

Trez said...

Yum Triffles are my favorite!! And so easy to put together for a very eleagant lookin dessert! Have a very Merry CHristmas!!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I'll be right over! That sounds like one amazingly delicious Christmas dessert. No wonder you are in charge of the dinner.

Tracy said...

That trifle looks AMAZING! Thanks for sharing the recipe! = )

Darla said...

You did take on a big job for December..you will be blessed for doing so!

jenjen said...

I loooove trifle. Yummy! How exciting about your 300th post Suzanne!

Hey, I'm having my first linky party on Monday, will you come link up? We're sharing homemade gift ideas and I know you have great ones that people would love to hear about. Have a great weekend!

XOXO
Jen

Cathy said...

Sounds and looks very yummy!

April said...

To die for...that's all I have to say! Surprised??? ;)

Lisa said...

YUMMY!!!!
I cannot wait to see about the giveaway!
Hugs, Lisa

Kathy said...

You are a busy lady, Suzanne! Those kinds of things are so much fun though. My husband and I were the social directors for our Sunday School class for 20 years or more. Even though all those large occasions are a lot of work, they're so rewarding. Great looking trifle, lady! Have fun...can't wait to see your give away.

Merry Christmas, my friend...Kathy

Elle Bee said...

That trifle looks delicious. I got a trifle bowl from Pampered Chef and love to use it every chance I get. It makes such a pretty presentation.

Robin said...

That looks just amazing and impressive!!!! I'd be so tickled to show up at a party with that in tow!
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

Walking on Sunshine... said...

That looks DELICIOUS!!! Hope your dinner went well!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

The trifle sounds delicious!! I can't wait to try it. You have been one busy gal. The dinner sounded wonderful. Glad your son is home! It is so much fun to play games as a family. Hope your week goes well. Love & blessings from NC!