Monday, May 03, 2010

More Than He Desserts?

Dave received another birthday dessert as the partying of his big day continued through the week. Gotta love that Dave. He parties and parties. He will party on until at least, oh, 8:00 p.m.! Every. single. night. How does he keep up that madcap lifestyle?

Anywho, the best compliment for this dessert came via Kimball as he finished his first helping of this decadence. We heard a distinct clattering from his direction--something along the lines of a pebble rattling against one's teeth in one's mouth. We looked over at him to discover that, indeed, Kimball was doing the Chuck-Norris-Mr.-Tough-Guy thing, eating the very rock he treasured and held so dear in his little hand after a walk-about with Uncle Christian a few minutes earlier. When presented with a second helping of the trifle, Kimball promptly spit out his rock and inhaled more of this goodness. I ask you, who could ask for a better endorsement than that?


  • 2 qt. strawberries sliced
  • 1 C. sugar divided
  • 2 8oz. pkgs. cream cheese softened
  • 3 T. orange juice or lime juice
  • 3 C. whipped whipping cream
  • 1 loaf (10 oz.) pound cake cubed (Sara Lee in the freezer section works great)
  • 1 large chocolate bars grated
  • Chocolate swirls and strawberries to garnish

1. Toss strawberries with ½ C. sugar. Allow to chill in refrigerator until juicy. (About an hour)

2. Cream together the citrus juice, cream cheese and the remainder of the sugar. Add whip cream and blend until creamy. (Make sure you blend the cream cheese, citrus juice and sugar first or the acid will curdle the whipped cream.)

3. Drain juice off the strawberries and drizzle onto the cake cubes.

4. Layer in trifle bowl as follows:

½ cake cubes on bottom
1/3 cream cheese mixture
½ strawberry mixture
chocolate shavings
the rest of the cake cubes
1/3 cream cheese mixture
the rest of the strawberry mixture
chocolate shavings
the rest of the cream cheese mixture
chocolate shavings
strawberries to garnish

Police line-up of suspects

"It was Rock #3, Detective."


The Morris Family said...

Oh my gosh! That looks absolutely divine...and I'm talking about the rocks, not the dessert!!! Wow! Can you make me some of that for my birthday?

Ashley said...

Our left-overs are long gone! That was gooooood!

Lisa said...

As they so eloquently say in your neck of the woods: "Oh, my heck!"

Alison said...

I absolutely love that you put your recipes up along with the pictures!

Dave said...

With food like this, who needs to party! I'm the luckiest guy in the world!!!