I was born and raised in Kansas and learned to cook alongside my mother. Now, along with my wonderful husband, I have taken the plunge into the city life in New York. These are my food adventures: in my own tiny kitchen, and in the many restaurants of the city.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Lemon Blackberry Trifle

It has been a hectic few weeks around these parts. The trip back to Kansas was packed full of family, friends, babies (yes, Miss Penny Lane made her appearance so we could meet!), and a bacon explosion. We came back to NYC after the earthquake but just in time to prep for Hurricane Irene.

Stocked up on canned goods, water, candles, flashlights and wine, we settled in to await the storm. And wait and wait. Luckily we never really got the hit in our neighborhood. The power stayed on and other than a few trees going down, the damage wasn't too bad. I think the biggest toll was on our patience as we sat indoors just expecting the storm to hit at any minute. Luckily we passed the time with board games, movies, and cooking. We made a wonderful homemade lasagna, cookies, french toast. And although all the prep and expectation was mostly for naught, it was a great excuse to hole up in the apartment and spend good quality time with my husband.

This trifle isn't something we actually made while hiding out at home during the rain and wind, but it wouldn't be a bad way to weather a summer storm. It has bright sunny flavors but is incredibly simple and may even be a good way to use up a few items if the power does go out and you need to quickly use up some things in the fridge. It isn't really a recipe, but is a basic outline that you can add to/change up for any occasion.

Lemon Blackberry Trifle
lemon curd (perhaps this recipe)
homemade whipped cream (like this?)
crumbled butter cookies
blackberries (blueberries, strawberries, peaches??)

Layer up all the ingredients into clear individual serving dishes. Grab a spoon and enjoy!


That Girl said...

I'm glad you weren't affected by Irene!

Erin said...

That bacon explosion is out of control. Did you like it?!

I think Irene would have been a perfect excuse to cook like crazy. Well done!