Monday, May 13, 2013

Good enough to eat

It was a beautiful weekend and I enjoyed a peaceful Mother’s Day. I took a salad and a dessert to my in-laws house for brunch. I wanted the dessert to be special because it was my mother-in-law’s first Mother’s Day without her youngest son. It’s the holidays that are often the worst when you lose someone, isn’t it?

I decided to make a trifle and made the entire dish from scratch using a recipe that I found on Pinterest. My mother-in-law asked me what alcohol I used for it and I said, “What? There’s supposed to be alcohol?!!” I had no idea. But I think everyone enjoyed the first-ever non-alcoholic trifle.

I took a picture of it before we left for NJ.

 

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Strawberry Holiday Trifle

It was a bit time-consuming, but entirely worth it for a special occasion. The custard was surprisingly easy to make.

 

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After brunch, we came home to Maryland and I tried to get some pictures of the bluebirds who have nests in nearly every box we have along the fence line.

It was a good day.

Until tomorrow, my friends ~

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29 comments:

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

That really looks good, Kate!! Glad you had a good day with your inlaws. Was it cold up your way?

Sheila said...

I looks delicious, and I bet not one bit fattening, especially since you left out the alcohol :) Have a great week..

Country Gal said...

How YUMMY ! does that look ! Wonderful with or with out alcohol ! My mum made Trifle it is one of my faves with or with out the booze lol ! I am glad you had a nice Mothers Day . I did to and it was quite as well, I had a phone call from our kids that was nice chatted for an hour they are all off living their young adult lives lol all are well ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Hilary said...

My heart goes out to mothers who have lost their children - on Mother's Day and on their child's birthday, especially. It's a heartache I just can not imagine.

The trifle looks absolutely incredible.. drool-worthy!

Deb said...

It boggles me how parents get through losing a child no matter what the age. I can't even think about it. Your dessert looks amazing and I have been craving strawberry shortcake for weeks. This isn't helping ;-b Hugs, Deb

Reena Walkling said...

So glad you had a great weekend! And that trifle, oh my! Awesome!

Karen said...

That trifle looks divine!.. I might give it a go...

Happy Mothers Day to you -

Hilary said...

Kate, you've outdone yourself...that is just plain beautiful.

Tracey from Haiku.You.Do said...

I'm glad it was a good day. That looks totally delish. My favorite, in fact. You may make that for me any day, my friend ;)

I had no idea it should have alcohol either, lol.

We have tons of nesting blue birds too! xo

Michelle said...

I've had many an alcohol-free trifle; yours looks scrumptious!

GailO said...

My God that looks delicious! Years ago I bought one of those bowls to make trifle with but it is still wrapped up in my storage room...never been used lol!

Can't wait to see those bluebird pictures!

alphabet soup said...

Fluffy Kate - the trifle queen!! looks fantastic - but wait LOL, no alcohol!! How can this happen??

Ms Soup

beth said...

ah man....again, i licked the screen. i should really stop doing that, sheesh.

and a fence line filled with bluebirds....like a "hood"....omg, i can't wait to see those photos when you get them.....FUN !!!

Nellie said...

What an amazing dessert! Very well done!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

If it tasted half as good as it looks, it had to have been the best dessert ever. That's a work of art.

Low Tide High Style said...

Wow, that is not only beautiful, but I bet it tasted amazing...with or without alcohol!

I can't wait to see some bluebird pics.

Kat

Sami said...

The trifle looks beautiful...it's ages since I had trifle, now I feel like making one!

Kerri said...

Oh it looks Yummy!! I've made trifle and never put alcohol in it .... I never knew that!

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Mental P Mama said...

When I come over, let's put some alcohol in the one you make for me. Okay?

Gayle said...

OMGosh, totally FABulous!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, that does look delicious. I think I could eat the whole thing by myself. Well, maybe not... But I would try!

My father passed on in December, and all the holidays have been hard. Mother's Day is actually the first that we (mytried getting together, at my mom's. We had a nice quiet lunch (I picked up sushi and baked a pie for dessert) and chatted. It was nice and I think my mother enjoyed and appreciated it.

Pam

TSannie said...

That looks delicious!

Carolynn Anctil said...

Oh, yum!!

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izzy57 said...

I never use alcohol in my trifles Kate and they always taste delicious.

Lisa Gordon said...

I want some (okay, all!) of this!!
So glad you had a good day Kate, and this trifle really does look amazing.

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

I'll take mine without alcohol any time.

Looks mouth watering.