You know how you crave the summer for the long, lazy days? You picture yourself sitting outside sipping lemonade, eating fruit or cookies while the kids play in the yard. I don’t think we have had one day yet with that kind of lazy time. I feel like everything this summer is just rushing by so fast and I don’t have time to stop and think, let alone do anything awesome and special in the food department.

Last week my girls commented that I had not made even one fun summer dessert yet. I jumped to my defense and then realized that, um yeah, they were right. So I ran to the kitchen that minute to see what I had in the cupboard. That’s when I remembered that I hadn’t done a real official shopping since school got out! We had been traveling so much and eating out, oh man! I did find a few odds and ends and in 10 minutes I had a little treat ready for after dinner.

Vanilla Trifles

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So here is my amazing recipe:

  • 2 boxes vanilla pudding
  • bananas
  • 1 box Vanilla Wafers
  • whipping cream (whipped until peaks form)

Make the pudding according to the directions on the box. Grab a glass and layer pudding and bananas (you really can’t see the bananas in this picture). Top with crushed up Vanilla Wafers and whipping cream.

With this dessert the fancy glass made all the difference. Sometimes it is not how much time you spend on something, it is the fact that you spent any time at all. The kids were delighted and amazed. They thought I had spent a ton of time making beautiful individual desserts for them all afternoon.

I hope you are all enjoying your summer!