Friday, April 10, 2015

Just a trifle, sending out the scouts and must go there

- This was fun to make, just because of the chocolate curls on top.  My sister calls this recipe "Black Forest Trifle."  I had forgotten that it was my turn to bring goodies to my women's circle group that meets once a month on Thursday night.  So needing something quick and wanting to make something that looked homemade, I stopped by the Publix near my office Thursday morning at 7am, bought the ingredients for this and made it in the kitchenette at work at lunchtime.  I loaded it in an insulated bag for the drive to Stone Mountain and it was a hit!  Here's how you do it - so easy:

Black Forest Trifle

1-(15 oz) Angel Food Cake, cubed
1-(20 oz) can Cherry Pie Filling
4-(3.5 oz) cups Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding
1-(8 oz) carton frozen lite Cool Whip, thawed
1/4 cup chocolate curls

Place half of cake cubes in a 2 quart trifle bowl (or salad bowl as seen above); spoon half of cherry pie filling over cake.  Spread 2 pudding cups over cherry pie filling and top with half of Cool Whip.  Repeat layers.  Top with chocolate curls.  Chill.  Yield:  12 one cup servings. 

- Neighbor Rhonda told me that I need to go ahead and put my hummingbird feeder on the back porch, because the hummingbirds have scouts out and about right now, scoping out the action.  :)  I guess they go back to some hummingbird colony somewhere and list all the places where free nectar is available.  So there it is - come on gang!  (And look how new and green the foliage is right now in this through-the-window late afternoon shot.  Color has not been altered at all.)

- And ending on a chuckle - Mr C's proclaims to be "The Reason for a Neighborhood Watch."  :)  I really must go in there sometime.

I hope you enjoy your weekend - thanks for coming by! 


Elephant's Child said...

Mmmm trifle. My mother's was the best. Boozy and decadent.
I hope the hummingbird scouts report well of your location and you have heaps of them.
Have a wonderful weekend.

desk49 said...

a Trifle
a cake
a Neighborhood
at stake

Granny Annie said...

I saw an hummingbird scout very early last year but have not spotted one yet this year. I must get a feeder out ASAP.

Granny Annie said...

P.S. I cannot comment on the trifle neither can I look at it very long. Not helpful to my weight loss. LOL!!

sage said...

You need to do a full report on Mr. C (and stop showing me goodies when dinner is hours away) :)

G. B. Miller said...

That looks like a very yummy version of "Death by Chocolate".

I'm still jealous of your spring down there, 'cause the mountain up here still looks like a war zone.

Fireblossom said...

I'm seriously jealous of all the greenery! The grass is *just* starting to green up here and the trees have little tiny buds or nothing; certainly no leaves yet. Your porch is such a nice place!

Fireblossom said...

PS--your Braves and my Tigers are doing pretty good, yeah? :-)

Sparkling Red said...

Nice work on the trifle! It looks like a sure-fire crowd-pleaser.

Lee said...

What are you doing to me??? Now I feel like having some of that trifle...just diving in head first! :)

Anonymous said...

Delicious trifle!

Joanne said...

That looks like one delicious trifle! The chocolate curls are extra pretty.

Sara said...

Wow...I copied that recipe. Not only did my mouth water, but my stomach also rumbled just looking at it:~)

Loved the chuckle. Not many places put up a sign declaring they're the reason for the neighborhood watch!

Hope you're not getting drenched like we are!

Riot Kitty said...

That's it, I MUST come visit you and go to Mr. C's.