Last night we had a couple friends over for dinner, and as usual, Andrew got to preparing the appropriate menu, 4 days ahead. That one, he's a planner. Don't you dare veer from the plan. Andrew prepared beef fillets in a balsamic reduction with parmesan risotto. I made the salad! That's what I have become good at as of late; the task of chopping and washing vegetables. The salad was a bleu cheese & pear salad, with a pear vinaigrette. See! I CAN BE FANCY TOO.
I think by the time I realized I needed to prepare dessert, I had exhausted all my energies on the laborious task of salad-making, so we can safely say that it wasn't quite as "made from scratch" as the rest of the meal. Berries are so yummy right now and in season so I put it together, and this is what it ended up looking like:
I have a theory that adding a mint leaf to any dessert makes it look fancy. This could be completely in my head. I used vanilla pudding, blackberries and raspberries, white chocolate chips, cubed-up pound cake (yeah Sarah Lee!), whipped cream, and a blackberry rum sauce to make a berry trifle of sorts. It was tasty, and I would make it again given how easy it was, so I need a clever name for this creation. Any ideas?