Posts Tagged ‘cheap date night’
Being a big believer in all things cheap and fast, when I came across a recipe for Strawberry Banana Trifle, I wanted to try it – my own way. Preferably all in one bowl, barely using any utensils or any time. So now instead of a 15 ingredient monstrosity, we’re going to make a small dessert, just enough for two with barely any effort on our part.
Ready? Here’s what you’ll need.
Fresh or frozen strawberries
Snack pack banana creme pie pudding
zip loc bag
Orange juice or rum (optional)
First, get a bowl. Mine is a pretty blue glass bowl. Yes, I’ll have to wash it later, but the indignities we suffer for our blog is never ending. =)
Now take about 6-7 Nilla wafers, put them in the zip loc bag and smash’em up. I used a heavy bottomed glass, it took about 30 seconds. Pour the crumbs in the bottom of your bowl.
Cover with one of the snack packs of pudding. Now seriously, you can make your own pudding, but these little snack packs are usually 4 for $1, so why bother?
Cut up half of your banana in slices, then add in sliced strawberries. Now here’s where you can sprinkle a little orange juice or rum over your fruit to give it a little oomph.
Now we’ll repeat our layers. I used two packs of the pudding and 10 wafers for the next layer and then topped with bananas and strawberries (add rum or OJ if you want!).
Top with the final carton of pudding, then crush a few more wafers for decoration on top and voila. Dessert is done! Put it in the fridge to chill a bit while we make ourselves a happy drink.
Need a happy drink? Well, lets put together a Strawberry Dragon.
handful of strawberries, fresh or frozen
Club Soda or Sprite
In your zip loc bag, not the Nilla wafer one – grab a new one! – toss in your strawberries. If they are fresh, make sure they’re cleaned and hulled. If they’re frozen, defrost. With a rolling pin or heavy glass, smoosh the berries. Add in about 1 Tbsp of sugar and let sit for a bit to juice.
Pour the contents in a tall glass or two, then add a shot of Dragonberry Rum to each glass. Fill with club soda or sprite. Enjoy!
Maybe I’ve never mentioned it, but I’m a HUGE fan of air shows. So I hope you’ll enjoy your dessert and drink while we watch a bit of the fly-bys at the Diamond Jubilee this past week. I’m totally impressed with the number 60 being spelled out by planes!
Oh, what would we DO without Cheap Date Night? What a boring 10 minutes we’d have on a Monday with absolutely nothing to do!
Luckily, I’m here to save you from yourselves. First with a recipe, then some happy drinks and a tiny movie.
First up is Cherry Dump Cake. You literally dump the ingredients in the pan, toss it in the oven and voila. Dessert!
1 can Cherry Pie Filling
1 can Crushed Pineapple
1 box (about 18 Oz.) Yellow Cake Mix
1/4 cup pecans
1/2 stick Butter
Okay, here comes the fun part. Put the pie filling and pineapple (with juice!) in a 9×13 pan and mix it up. Dump the cake mix – dry – over the top. Sprinkle with the pecans. Cut the butter into slices and place over the top of the entire mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. You’re going to want to serve this warm with ice cream! Trust me!
And keeping with the “Dump” theme, you’ll love this one. Razzin Mike’s is SO easy to make!
1 bottle Mike’s hard lemonade
1 shot raspberry schnapps
Take a swig from the bottle of Mikes. Now pour the shot of raspberry schnapps into the bottle. Put your thumb over the top and turn the bottle once or twice. Enjoy.
Wasn’t that just the easiest drink evah!!??
Okay, time to get your giggle on – here’s the longest laugh ever recorded in TV history. By who else? Lucy. =)