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Strawberry Banana Trifle, Happy Drinks and a Movie in under 15 min – 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.

1 banana
Fresh or frozen strawberries
Snack pack banana creme pie pudding
Nilla Wafers
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. =)

Quick Stawberry Banana Trifle
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?

Quick Strawberry Banana Trifle

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.

Quick Strawberry Banana Trifle
Need a happy drink? Well, lets put together a Strawberry Dragon.

handful of strawberries, fresh or frozen
sugar
Dragonberry Rum
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!

Cheap Date Night – Quick Food, Quicker Likker and a Fun Movie

Morning my peeps! Today we’re leaping right into Cheap Date Night with Breakfast for Supper – one of my favorite meals.

Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

1 serving Egg Beaters
Handful Frozen veggies
1 wedge Laughing Cow Cheese
(makes one BIG serving or two smaller size servings so plan your side dishes accordingly)

Okay, I know what you’re thinking – big deal right? Well, it’s a 6 minute microwave meal that won’t heat up your house, tastes great and even has *gasp* VEGETABLES IN IT! For me, that’s a pretty big deal. =) Oh, and did I mention it’s low cal? By golly it is.

First, spray a microwave safe dish with a non-stick spray. Toss in a handful of mixed vegetables and microwave for 4-5 minutes. They should be a little soft. I have a mix of peas, carrots, red and green peppers.

Next pour in the container of Egg Beaters and tear apart a wedge of the cheese, dropping it in in chunks.

Microwave for 1 minute and then stir. Microwave a minute longer and stir again. If it’s still soupy in the middle, keep microwaving another 15 seconds at a time until set.

Serve on a paper plate (it’s CHEAP date night, remember?) with some buttered toast and fresh fruit.

Smart Ass Romance - Bottums Up - Fun Drink RecipesNow since we’re having breakfast for supper, you wouldn’t think I’d be able to come up with a drink to go with this fab meal right? Wrong! To go with your eggs, we’re going to have a little juice too, in a drink called the

Madras
In a red Solo cup =) filled with ice cubes, you’ll pour in 1 shot of vodka, two shots of cranberry juice and 1 shot of orange juice. Give a little stir and take a little sip. Yummmmmmm…..

Okay, for those of you who loooooove Martha and always want to be JUST like her? Don’t watch. Cover your eyes and eat your eggs. For the rest of us who’ve always thought Martha must be an alien being (after all, who REALLY serves pina colada’s in a freshly sabered open coconut shell?) then watch this real of Martha Bloopers

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