Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter Dinner

After a bit of pondering, we decided to make an atypical Easter dinner this year. Neal made his delicious meatloaf and mashed potatoes, and I slaved over buttering some microwaved asparagus. Heh. It's nice to have someone else cook the main part of the holiday dinner. And man - was it delicious! Possibly the best meatloaf he's ever made, and it's wonderful every time, so that's saying something.

I did make dessert, a strawberry trifle, to christen the trifle bowl my MIL bought us for Christmas. I wanted it to taste a little like the strawberry pie from Haussner's (check out the link; there are photos of the restaurant AND a menu), with pastry cream and toasted almonds. But as it was a trifle, I used good old Bird's custard rather than making it from scratch. And rather than ladyfingers, I used a Sara Lee poundcake.

It didn't look like this for long - we decimated it. There was just enough left over for a wee bedtime snack the next day. It's really amazing how tasty eggless custard from a mix can taste - it's far better than any boxed pudding I've eaten, possibly because the cook adds sugar to his or her discretion.

Of course, the trifle might have been even better had I taken the time to make pastry cream from scratch, but I figured with the booze (framboise), blackberry jam, strawberries, cake, etc., the difference would have been pretty subtle. And I got no complaints.

Hope you had a good Easter. :)


David Dust said...

Do they make fat-free trifle and meatloaf? This post made me SO hungry!


theminx said...

Fat free? What would be the point of that? LOL

Chris said...

Holy freaking YUM, that trifle looks good!