It’s been a year since my last Operation Use My…! Holy Hannah time passes quickly. If you’re new to Love, Laughter, Insanity, Operation Use My Kitchen Stuff began in 2012 when I made a goal to start using those pesky items in my kitchen that take up space but aren’t often used. Operation Use My Trifle is my sixth installment.
Operation Trifle was a bit tricky for me because Scott cannot eat fresh fruits. There is an abundance of recipes online for trifle desserts but so many with fruit!! Plus I wanted to stretch and see what else I could use the trifle dish for besides dessert. Overall it was a pretty successful operation and we had some yummy eating.
- Trifles are such a pretty way to present desserts. But people seem to be at a loss on how to dish them up. Just scoop it out folks! It doesn’t have to be pretty once it hits the plate/bowl (and it probably won’t be).
- Trifles make for a huge dessert (or whatever you’re serving in the trifle). These babies go a long way.
- The dishes and steps to creating a trifle. OMG. Because of the layers I often had three or four mixing bowls and so many ingredients.
Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Trifle
from How Sweets It Is
So rich, so delicious. Sinful. And not a fruit in sight.
Lemon Berry Trifle
from Barefoot and Baking
I made this trifle a little more complicated than the original recipe because I cooked the fruit over the stovetop before combining the trifle so that Scott could eat it. But so good and I ate on the leftovers for a few days. Just a spoonful here and there…
I made this for a birthday party potluck and the trickiest part was digging in for that first spoonful. I received a lot of compliments but honestly I don’t think people knew how to eat it. I thought it was delicious and it was just as good the next day.
Fresh Fruit Trifle
I made this for Easter brunch last year and Elle loved “helping” me cut up the fruit–or at least taste test the fruit. From bottom to top: pineapple, bananas, kiwi, blueberries and blackberries, raspberries, strawberries.
Ok, so I totally made this one up. Cooked tortellini layered with spaghetti sauce and tossed with cheese. Whatever. I really wanted to make a taco salad but household allergies cross over to fresh veggies as well.
White Chocolate Tiramisu Trifle
from Rachael Ray
I forgot to take a picture before the candles and clown heads. (Clown heads thanks to Elle). This was actually one of the easier trifle desserts that I made but I was surprised to learn that the party guests (aka my family) are not big fans of mascarpone. I think if I ever made this one again I would need to make it a little sweeter.
Where Do I Go From Here?
Oh Trifle dish. You are sure do make a pretty dessert. But alas, I don’t think you’ll get a ton of use in my household. I think trifles work best for big family gatherings–which we have a fair number of–but most of these dishes were quite a bit of work. I think the trifle will be relegated to fancier affairs rather than everyday.
What’s next? Fondue Pot!!! Ok, so maybe the real reason why I’ve been slacking on the Operation Kitchen Stuff is because I know that fondue pot is one of the last things on my list. I’ve even toyed with starting all of the other operations over again since it’s been a year or two for some of them. Can you believe that the only thing we have used our fondue pot for is to heat up queso? And not even good queso–just heated up the jarred kind. I know, so sad. Honestly I’m terrified of making fondue!! I would love to hear if you have any suggestions or recipes you love.
What’s your favorite thing to make in a trifle dish?
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