2 cups cold heavy cream
3 Tb sugar
1 cup each – blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries (Total 4 cups fruit)
3 oz grappa or rum or whatever you like
1 Panettone Cake
Whisk the heavy cream with 2 tb sugar in a large bowl until firm.
In another large bowl, add all the fruit, 1 tb sugar and grappa or rum. Stir and let stand for a few minutes until sugar melts.
Cut the cake into 1 -1 1/2 in thick slices. Reconstruct the Panettone cake by layers, spreading the whipping cream and mixed fruit and juices equally between the layered pieces. Repeat until all the cake is put back together. Top the cake with remaining whipped cream and fruit. If you have more, you can put around the bottom of the cake.
Honestly, I lost control of the situation from the start (too many cans of whipped cream going on) but Merci said go on with the show, so we went with it. We used frozen fruit (had lots of juice), left out the sugar and rum/grappa and used canned whipped cream. The kids just loved the reddi whipp cans and went to town, really had a great time and we made a big mess. Fun stuff . P.S. Now I know how OIive Oyl felt around Popeyes’ nephews
I just love roasted tomatos. The tomato is one of my favorite garden plants. It is a fruit and a vegetable in my book. It comes in different sizes and colors. The tomato is the state plant of New Jersey and Arkansas. Here is a really easy and delicious side or starter you can make for your family and guests all year round.
6 plum tomatos, halved lenghtwise
Olive oil for baking dish and drizzling
1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
2 Tbs. chopped fine parsely
Place tomato halves in lightly oiled baking dish and drizzle more olive oil, agave, sprinkle the tomatos with the breadcrumbs & paprika. Season tomatos with salt and pepper and roast for 20 minutes in preheated oven. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.
Yesterday the theme was strawberries. Seemed everywhere I looked there was a photo or a recipe or a song playing. I did’nt have anything planned and so I asked my daughter if she’d like to come over for lunch. Just happened that my son in law was at a fantasy football party and so she agreed. My mom was so surprized when she found a full house after Sunday Mass. Love when that happens.
Vera told me not to make a fuss, we can call out for Chinese food. So, I ran to the market and got some things to pick on and dessert. I called my sister Marianne and my niece Sandra to join us. My sister came over but Sandra was working. After we finished eating I took the kids and Miss Penny out on the stoop for a while. It was pretty hot out there, but the kids get antsy in the house. The kids love Miss Penny and she likes them, though they can drive her pretty crazy. So I really have to watch her when they are around. Next thing (most important) in order is dessert!!! Ice cream, pound cake and strawberries, something I know the kids would help make. So while the ice cream was softening, my little chefs handed me strawberries to cut up, and they thought I did’nt see them pop a few in their mouth.
Natalie and Liam got a kick when I told them that their mom used to help me make this when she was a little girl. This is a long time favorite dessert around here. So easy and so good. a real crowd pleaser :)
Whenever I am invited to a Bridal Shower and they ask for a recipe – this is one I love to share!! Once you try it, I know it will become one of your favorites. You can use any canned fruit and nuts you like – this cake is so much fun to make (and eat) with kids too! Enjoy.
•1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple with juice, undrained
•2 cans Whole Cranberry Sauce
•1 pkg any flavor Cake Mix
•1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
•1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1.Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray grease a 13×9-inch pan.
2.Dump pineapple with juice into pan. Spread evenly. Dollop whole cranberries over pineapple evenly. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over cranberry. Sprinkle pecans over cake mix. Dot with butter.
3.Bake 50 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Serve warm or at room temperature plain or with ice cream.