Sunday, March 30, 2008

Fruit Triffle

Elizabeth made this for a baby shower, and I had been dying to make it ever since. And when I finally did, it was just as good as I remembered, so everyone needs to try this one it is delicious, light, and actually can be made pretty low fat!

1 can sweetened condensed milk (You can by the fat free stuff and it still tastes fine)
1 1/2 cup cold milk- combine and mix the two together in a bowl until smooth then add
1 large box of vanilla instant pudding mix (sugar free good)- mix well, it will set up like pudding.
Fold in 8oz of cool whip
Cake cut into squares (I use angel food, but you can do yellow, white, whatever)
Variety of fruit, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, bananas, raspberries, etc

Start with a layer of cake on the bottom, then add a layer of the pudding mix and some berries. Repeat layers until you are at the top of the bowl. Then remember presentation is everything so save a little pudding and berries to make a pretty design on top (totally kidding about presentation everything, it is only about 85%)!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Lemon Pasta

I am not usually a huge lemon flavored fan, it is usually a little too much for me. That being said, this is so wonderful. It is light (in flavor not calories!) and you can't stop eating it!

1 box Pasta (I either use bowtie or Rotini)
2-3 boiled chicken breasts
Couple leaves of fresh basil chopped
Grape tomatoes
sliced and cooked zucchini

1 clove of garlic minced ( or 1 tsp of the prechopped stuff)
1 Tbs olive oil
1 small thing of heavy whipping cream
1 Tbs butter
Juice from 1 lemon
1/4 c. shredded Parmesan
Lemon zest if wanted

So you cook all of the above ingredients and combine in a bowl. To cook the sauce, saute the garlic in the olive oil for a couple of minutes then add the heavy whipping cream, turn the heat to low because you don't want the whipping cream boiling (makes it sour). Add butter and Parmesan and lemon zest and let it get warm. You want the cheese and butter melted, but again don't let it boil. Then pour over the Pasta and other ingredients, then add a little more shredded Parmesan and salt and pepper to taste. Yummy!