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Welcome to Tweaked at Chez Jan de la Dayton....translated to 'tweaked at Jan's house in Dayton'! Sounds fancy, but it's not. If you choose to share a recipe, be kind and give me kudos for it. The pictures are NOT to be taken off this blog unless used in a direct link to this blog. Once upon a time I was a Weight Watchers leader....that chapter is closed. But I still like to eat and bake and don't like the weight that finds its way to me too easily. So I go find delicious-sounding recipes and tweak them. Some recipes, however, just don't turn out right if they're tweaked. I've not posted anything....so far.....that isn't WW friendly. That might change, and I'll warn you if I post something with 'scary' P+ values. For those who don't use substitutions, the ratio for Splenda granulated/sugar is 1:1 and the ratio for egg substitute/eggs is 1/4 cup of egg sub = 1 egg. Now.....let's have some fun in the kitchen!!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

It's Trifle-ing!

Well, I thought I'd try something different that I've wanted to do for a while. I went to the local WalMart to buy a Trifle Dish and there were none on the shelf.....got someone to check their inventory and she said there is supposed to be one in the store.....but I ended up with a cake set.....got in the check-out line and the young lady in front of me had the last Trifle Dish in her shopping cart!!!!!  Oh well! Anyway, I thought this would be so simple, but it's a tad more 'involved' than I anticipated. First I didn't make the cake until today.....should've made it yesterday. Then I forgot to take both bags of blueberries out of the freezer as well as the whipped topping. And then I forgot to buy milk so I had to make it (I keep powdered milk on hand for cooking) before I could make the pudding. Then I had to slice the strawberries. And THEN I could put it all together. Was it worth it? You betcha!!!!

Makes 12 Servings
1 Serving = 3 PointsPlus™

1 Angel Food cake mix
2 (1 oz. each) packages Sugar Free/Fat Free White Chocolate Jell-O pudding
@3 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
@ 1 cup strawberry sauce (see My Spin)
@20 fresh strawberries, hulled & sliced
1/2 of 8 oz. container of Fat Free whipped topping

Make the Angel Food cake according to the package instructions. You will, however, only use 1/2 of the cake for this.

Make the pudding according to the package instructions.

To assemble the Trifle:
Make sure the cake is completely cooled. Cut the cake into large chunks and cover the bottom of the trifle dish. Top with strawberry sauce, a layer of pudding, a layer of blueberries, a layer of pudding and the final layer will be the fat free whipped topping.

 Garnish with sliced strawberries and blueberries.


My Spin: I made my own strawberry sauce using mashed fresh strawberries.  The combinations for a Trifle can be endless.....you can use different flavors of pudding as well as different fruits. Experiment!!!

I put some blue squiggles/balloons and silver stars in the upside down base of the cake set. Then I put some festive napkins around the base.....thanx Susan B for the napkins and plates!

Now for the 'legal mumbo-jumbo' to keep me out of court!! *** The PointsPlus™ value for this recipe was calculated by me (Jan Gomes) and is not an endorsement or approval of this recipe by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus™ registered trademark. ***

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