Easy & Delicious Berry Trifle

I cannot talk about "trifle" without smiling to myself because I think of the Friends' episode where Rachel tries to make a traditional English Trifle for Thanksgiving, but the cookbook's pages are stuck together. So, she ends up making a 1/2 Trifle and 1/2 Sheperd's Pie. Joey later devours the whole dessert while his friends watch him with disgust. The classic line he says is, "What's not to like? Ground beef - good. Mashed potatoes - good. Whipped Cream - good..."

I think I will stick to the ground beef free recipes, but I do agree that whipped cream is good. (And, I think that my kids would eat almost anything if there was a bit of whipped cream on top. I may have to try that with brocolli.)

I got this recipe from a friend, and it is soooo good! It looks lovely in a large trifle bowl, but you could also make it in individual jars or wine glasses.

1 Pound cake (Costco has a really good one in their bakery section. It comes with 3 pound cakes in the box, so freeze two for later recipes.)
Berries (3 cups strawberries & blueberries combination)
Large Cool Whip*
Large box of instant vanilla pudding
2 cups of milk

1. Mix pudding in large bowl following box directions. Chill until set.
2. Cut pound cake into 1 inch squares.
3. Wash your berries, and slice up the strawberries.
4. Cover the bottom of trifle or glass bowl with one-third of the cake.
5. Take out the pudding and mix it lightly with the cool whip. If desired save a little of the cool whip for garnish on top. A wire wisk works really well. Layer on third of the pudding mixture on the cake squares.
6. Then layer one third of the berries.
7. Repeat this process.
8. Garnish the top with extra cool whip and put in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

*You can also just use the vanilla pudding and make home made whipped cream to put on the top...it is really good that way too!

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