Cooking and entertaining has always been a big part of my life, whether I'm cooking dinner for family, friends, or a fund raiser for the grandkids or celebrating holidays, food is always a huge part of my world.
I enjoy people, and love to bless others with my hospitality. Thank you for visiting my kitchen today, and I hope you find something good to eat!
Well I don't know about you, but it's still hot here. I'm trying to remember all the recipes I have that would be nice and cool. I pulled out of the recipe box and thought, this is just the thing. So this is for all my friends and family on the East Coast and in the South and I can't forget my friends in the North...I hope this is cool and refreshing for you...
TRIFLE FRUIT SALAD
This is a dazzling combination of fruits and yummy flavors. This is what you need:
2 Cups of 1 inch chunks of fresh pineapple, in a pinch use one 20 oz. can of pineapple chunks, drained 2 Cups halved fresh strawberries 2 Cups fresh blueberries or frozen if necessary 2 Cups of green seedless grapes 1 4 oz. serving size package of instant banana cream pudding mix 1 1/4 Cup milk 1/2 Cup sour cream 1 8 oz. can crushed pineapple ( a few leaves saved from the fresh pineapple )
In a 2 quart clear glass bowl, layer the pineapple chunks, strawberries, blueberries and grapes and set this aside.
Next in a medium bowl whisk together dry pudding mix, the milk, and sour cream. (I have used soft cream cheese instead of the sour cream before and it was also really good). Stir in the crushed pineapple, juice and all. Pour over the layered fruit. Cover and chill for a least 2 hours. I make this in the morning and serve it with dinner or for dessert. It looks real nice to serve a few pineapple leaves with each serving. It makes about 10 to 12 serving just depending on the size of the serving.
I believe this is an old recipe of my mom's and I think that she changed it up a bit. Maybe you've had it before and you remember how refreshing this is on a hot day.
Well hang in there friends and family the heat will be gone someday and I'll be putting hearty soups and candy and cookies recipes for the fall in my blog.