I fear that in 11 months you guys are going to be so sick of hearing about my "things to do in 2012." Although maybe that's also my hope...which would mean that I would be still actively conquering my "things to do in 2012." "Things to do in 2012" will henceforth be called "Things." I don't really want to call them goals because they aren't goals. They're just things.
I had a lot of foodie type Things on my list for this year - you already know about the Operation Use My Kitchen Gadgets (which is going splendidly!) and then there is the Thing to make one dessert and one new recipe (besides dessert) a month. Semi-related to the foodie Things is to make something from Pinterest.
Oh Pinterest. How I love you. I can pin all sorts of beautiful ideas and promptly forget about them because they are safely tucked away on my pinboards. But what's the point in pinning things if I'm not going to utilize the ideas?!
So when my mom's birthday came around two weeks ago, I decided that instead of making her a cake like I normally do, I'd make a yummy trifle. Original pin was from Pennies on a Platter but I've since found many similar recipes online.
Seriously guys...it was so amazingly good. And easy.
I made a batch of brownies (chunky fudge brownies) and I baked thinly in a 9x13 baking dish. Made chocolate pudding (actually Scott did this step). Unfroze the Whipped Cream. Smashed two heath bars with my meat mallet.
And layer. Brownies (cut into small chunks), pudding, whipped cream, heath bar. Repeat. Chill for a few hours.
All who partook in the trifle raved. I just smiled at how easy the whole process was. Well, that and reached for another scoop.
See the matching smiles of excitement? (nevermind that mom was actually smiling at a surprise skype session with my sister...).
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