A Trifle Excited

Antoine and I are heading to Amish Country (aka Holmes county Ohio) for the weekend to celebrate his birthday, and I'm just a tad excited about it.  I grew up about an hour from "Amish Country", so we went there often while I was growing up.  But this will be Antoine's first time going (and yes, I did make a Pinterest board just for this little weekend excursion, because I'm crazy)!  Amish Country in general is a bit of a novelty, especially when you grew up on a farm surrounded by humble Amish farmers and played with Amish kids in the summertime like I did.  For me Amish Country is all about memories.  Eating at certain restaurants, going to certain makes me think of my childhood.  Plus, the food is rad!  No, seriously, I've been daydreaming about peanut butter cream pie from Amish Door nonstop, all week!  I can't get it out of my head.  My diet is so going down the drain tomorrow because I am going to shove so much peanut butter pie in my face.  Mmm, pie!  It will be glorious!

Speaking of sweet things...I made a trifle (my very first) this week to take over to my sis' house and I knew I had to share it.  Antoine, Cheese and I headed over to my sis and bro-in-law's house for a cookout/furry creature playdate, so I thought I'd make a trifle and use up the rest of the blueberry filling I had leftover, stored safely in the freezer, from the cake I made two weeks ago
Not the prettiest thing in the world, but damn did it taste good!  I used angel food cake, to make it a bit lighter, and whipped up this awesome microwave lemon curd (so easy and SO good, especially if you throw some lime juice into the mix) and this tasty coconut whipped cream.  I started with cubes of angel food cake, then a layer of curd with strawberries on top, followed by coconut whipped cream, then more cake, blueberry filling, coconut whipped cream and repeated the bottom layer one more time. 

I topped it with more whipped cream, blueberries and the last of the lemon curd (minus a spoonful that went straight into my mouth).

I thought it was really tasty, light yet very flavorful.  The coconut whipped cream and fresh fruit made it very refreshing.  It would make a great picnic item, though the coconut whipped cream might get a little melty on you if it's not kept cold...but it'll still taste great!

So how about you, any fun weekend plans in the works?  Whatever you do, stay's been hot enough outside to melt your face off!  Okay, not really.  But kind of!  Anyway, happy Friday/almost the weekend!

Okay, now I'm going to go think about peanut butter pie...

1 comment:

  1. How do you get your pictures to appear SO LARGE? I can't do that on my blog. Reply to me on Facebook if u can :)