We love trifle at our house. I’ve had it as my birthday cake for my entire life. I do remember getting a banana bread birthday cake when I was 8. It had whipped cream frosting and I thought it was delicious, but all the other 8 year old party goers didn’t like it much. I wonder if they would have liked trifle better:) So other than that year, trifle has been my birthday “cake” of choice. I have to admit the reason I have a raspberry patch isn’t so I can have unlimited supplies of jam, but raspberries on hand at all times for trifle.
A few weeks ago we had our annual extended Garner family Christmas party. It’s always so much fun. This year we had the best food (as always!), tons of cousin’s, and even Santa made an appearance. Poor guy had to have every kid sit on his lap……….including babies still being baked. For the record there were 5 of us! From the oldest cousin down to the youngest girl cousin and everything in between. Talk about a fruitful group. Dessert is what I wanted to talk about though. The Olson girls were in charge of dessert and they never seem to leave anyone disappointed. A trifle bar!!! We had regular strawberry/raspberry trifle, gingerbread trifle, and chocolate Heath Bar trifle. Delish is all I have to say about it. Of course we had to try all three. James went home miserably stuffed.
This last weekend I was asked to bring trifle to the Clawson Christmas party. James’ brother served an LDS mission to England years ago, and was in charge of the menu. He likes trifle too. A lot. Therefore the Christmas English Trifle. If you haven’t had trifle in your life…….I’m sorry! It’s a treat, and it is so pretty. Layers of cake, fruit, custard, and cream. How can you go wrong? All you need is a pretty glass bowl to show off the pretty colors, or a trifle bowl is pretty darn cheap at Wal-Mart. Enjoy a Christmas Trifle at your house this year. The good thing is you can experiment with all sorts of flavors, and then decide which is your favorite!