07 July 2011

Red, White, and Blueberries

Ahhhh! We have so much catching up to do!  Here's a mini recap of this past weekend.  Ohmygosh and it's almost the weekend again! Jackpot! <3

Shortcut Berry Trifle

Let's not kid ourselves here, I'm the last person on earth who will attempt a homemade pound cake.  Baking gives me nightmares.  I will, however, buy a delicious, fluffy frozen cake and get my red, white & blue dessert on every 4th of July.  Gotta love holiday traditions!

Sure I could attempt a berry cheesecake or some sort of fancy schmantzy tart... but this time of year I really just want buckets of cold, crisp fruit in my face, so please don't make me turn on that oven!  Besides, this is just so pretty, so festive, so... easy =)  Simply cube fluffy yellow pound cake and layer with cool whipped cream, fresh berries, and chilled vanilla pudding.

After P and I polished off an entire bowl of trifle, a little exercise was in order.  Followed by a face-plant into the most delicious watermelon of my life!  The commissary was selling local NC watermelons from a nearby farm and they were nothing short of perfection.  Tomorrow i'm totally buying another one.


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48 comments:

  1. Ahhh the house looks awesome!  So exciting :)

    That trifle looks awesome - I could seriously go for that right now...

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  2. BAHHHH I see Whole Foods!!! :)  The happiest place on earth!  And your house looks gorgeous!

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  3. I love your turqouise nail polish in that pic!

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  4. wowowowowow new camera! love the photos!! 

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  5. yahhh your house is coming along v nicely! and that watermelon makes me so hungry! happy thursday lady! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  6. The house looks great! So does that watermelon. Yum.

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  7. Sad that I missed WIAW this week!  The house looks so great!

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  8. Yum yum yum!  I love easy-no fuss desserts and hey you are in good company!  Rachael Ray is the self-proclaimed queen of no baking desserts :)

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  9. Lauren @ What Lauren LikesThursday, July 07, 2011

    heh heh looks like Whole foods to me chicka! haha I just love the 2 salad bars ;) http://lauren-whatlaurenlikes.blogspot.com/2011/07/lauren-likes-whole-foodsduh.html

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  10. will you make me a pretty berry trifle? please?

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  11. The Shortcut Berry Trifle looks sooooo freakin' delicious!!! And I am so hitting up whole foods later!!! :)

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  12. all of this looks so yummy!  And my guess is that you ate at WF :)  I bet you're excited about the house! eek!

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  13. that berry trifle looks delish!  and the house looks lovely -how exciting :)

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  14. I've been craving fresh fruit like crazy lately too, especially cold and juicy cantaloupe :D I can't even imagine turning on the oven in this kind of weather... I'd probably cook faster than my cookies!

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  15. Hooray for the house!  It is looking fabulous!!!

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  16. That trifle looks sooooo good!!! So does your house - it's coming along fast! Maybe you should do a little night stalking and grab a bucket of sand here and a bucket of sand there...... the ferrets will thank you ;-)

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  17. WATERMELON GALORE! Mmmm, love it.

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  18. I've been eating so many strawberries and blueberries recently! I wish I could say I was being patriotic for 4th of July... but I'm English, so I'm basically just eating them cause I'm addicted. I could totally go for that trifle...

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  19. Oh gawsh I loooooove watermelons in summer, I totally crave them and could probably eat that darn bowl myself. Crossing fingers for your house's early finish!!! It is looking so good Jenn!!

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  20. okay, I THINK that top photo is gawker worthy - stunning! and your house!! look at it go! so excited for you two. you totally need to snag just a little of that sand for ferret use...

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  21. Your house is looking amazing! SO exciting! :)

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  22. That trifle really is lovely!  Why bake in July?  It's much too hot for that.  That's why they invented grocery stores.  I also have a 25-pound watermelon calling my name on the kitchen counter.  I just have to do some more sorting and purging first.  Aaaah...the joys of moving.  Your house is coming along nicely!  I'm sending some be-ready-early vibes!

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  23. The house is coming along FABULOUSLY. Hahha.. I now know that you have stars and an American Flag through the whole house picture. But atfirst I thought you had stars painted on your house. And thought it was.. interesting. :)  Yay for it ALMOST being the weekend again!

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  24. Is that a Whole Foods salad bar?  YUM!

    Your house looks great!

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  25. Awsome progress on the house.  Nothing wrong with purchasing part of your dessert.  After all - Sandra Lee has made a killing on semi-homemade.....now why didn' I think of that!

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  26. the house looks amazing!!! missed you, girl :)

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  27. At first I thought that was snow on the front lawn of the house there...gave me horrible flashbacks to January.  It's a beautfiul house though :)

    Can't wait for the road trip roundup.

    And no worries about the trifle: I totally would have done the same thing!

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  28. Oh damns, it's really coming along! Housewarming party in the works yet??? ;)

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  29. I am raiding your recipe files for ideas for our meal plan for next week!  Going to try your twice baked samosas!  :)

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  30. Thanks for the great party yesterday Jenn :D Ive had so much fun looking at everyones delicious eats!
    I know, I cant believer how fast the weeks are flying by, its crazy! And it scares me.. where is my husband and kids and house and dog??? eee

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  31. Ohh your house looks great - you must be so excited!!!

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  32. Thank you for the always successful WIAW part yesterday :)
    MMmmmm Whole Foods... I know what I am having for dinner tonight!

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  33. Oooh, so I'm totally behind on my blog reading, but I'm loving getting caught up with your blog. Your patriotic dessert looks so good! And your house is looking great too!

    How are you liking the disqus comments? I've thought about installing a third party system, but just can't decide...

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  34. Megan @ MackeyMadnessThursday, July 07, 2011

    Love love love your red, white, and blue trifle!!!! YUM!!! I can't wait to see the house all finished. And then visit it, of course! : )

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  35. Trifle = delicious. That is all.

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  36. I am in love with your house!! Oh. My. Watermelon. I love watermelon sooooo much. That looks delicious. Your trifle looks delish, too. Totally can be bff with my fruit pizza!

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  37. Your house is looking LOVELY!!! That's so exciting!

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  38. Oh my your house is going to be so awesome!!!
    and omg watermelon~ my favorite.!! yum!!!!

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  39. I just made a pound cake, way easier than I though! But, your end result is so much prettier, haha! I used my energy on the baking. You have me craving a salad now!

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  40. That trifle looks amazing!!! Sounds like you all had a great time. :) Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party (and for linking back!). :)

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  41. KissmybroccoliSunday, July 10, 2011

    Haha! I see you finally got some watermelon "in yo face"! Love it! I just bought one from Trader Joe's yesterday...I REALLY hope it's super juicy and delicious when I crack into it. Nothing like disappointing melons! <- TWHS??

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  42. HI! Am your NEWEST FOLLOWER! :o)

    Love your blog - and your trifle looks delish - I love all things trifle - and hoped your enjoyed your watermelon face pile!!!

    I'm visiting one of the blog hops - and love the blog hops you post above! Will have to check out the Weekend Bloggy Reading (I love book blogs!)

    Happy Weekend - AND your Home-to-Be looks wonderful! Hope it goes quickly!

    Linda

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  43. I'm so excited about the house!!! :) It was awesome meeting you (I'm finally caching up on my reading in case you were wondering!), and I'm stealing this trifle recipe. It sounds divine!!!

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