Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Great Friends, Great Food and Great Wine

I am happy to report that my dinner party with friends last night was quite the success. We had a great time and all the food was delicious. I have to give special thanks to my husband who was very helpful in the preparations and helping me clean up the house, particularly making his man room look presentable. He also took responsibility for the roast beef. Of course he then went on to take credit for its deliciousness. However, I still take credit for the supervising and for the amazing sauce that accompanied it.

One thing I cannot take credit for was our beautiful dessert. My friend Jeanne made the best chocolate brownie trifle. If you want to make it, follow the easy recipe below.

Chocolate Brownie Trifle
prepared brownies (just make your favorite batch from a box)
chocolate mousse or pudding
whipped cream or cool whip
fresh sliced strawberries/raspberries or combination of the two

Take a trifle dish or other clear bowl and layer the ingredients, starting with the brownies. Followed by a thin, even layer of the mousse or pudding, then the whipped cream and lastly the fruit. Repeat two more times, ending with the sliced strawberries. Finish off the dessert by dusting with cocoa powder or powdered sugar. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Thanks, Jeanne! I'll definitely be making this in the future.

1 comment:

  1. Yes I must say the dinner was delicious. Thanks to Laura and Henry for their hard work, fun hosting, and yummy food! I look forward to trying out some of your recipes!