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Sunday Vibes: Sweet Memorial Day Celebration


Article by A.J. Solano


As we approach Memorial Day, the anticipation of spending quality time with loved ones, enjoying the sunshine, and indulging in delicious treats fills the air. This #SundayVibes, let's get into the spirit of the holiday with a delightful dessert that's perfect for the occasion. And while we're at it, why not add a touch of magic to our celebration with a new read from Patchwork Tales?


A Sweet Treat for Memorial Day: Patriotic Berry Trifle


Nothing says "celebration" like a colorful, refreshing dessert. This Patriotic Berry Trifle is not only a feast for the eyes but also a burst of flavor that's sure to please everyone at your Memorial Day gathering.


Ingredients:


  • 1 angel food cake (store-bought or homemade), cut into cubes

  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced

  • 2 cups blueberries

  • 2 cups raspberries

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups vanilla pudding (store-bought or homemade)

  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)


Instructions:


  1. Prepare the Whipped Cream:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.

  • Beat with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Set aside.

  1. Layer the Trifle:

  • In a large trifle dish or clear glass bowl, start by adding a layer of angel food cake cubes at the bottom.

  • Spoon a layer of vanilla pudding over the cake cubes.

  • Add a layer of sliced strawberries, followed by a layer of whipped cream.

  • Continue layering with blueberries, more cake cubes, more pudding, and raspberries.

  • Repeat the layers, finishing with a generous layer of whipped cream on top.

  1. Decorate:

  • Arrange additional berries on top in a decorative pattern.

  • Add fresh mint leaves for a pop of color and extra freshness.

  1. Chill:

  • Refrigerate the trifle for at least 2 hours before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.


Add a Dash of Magic with Patchwork Tales


While your Patriotic Berry Trifle is chilling in the fridge, why not dive into a magical adventure with your kids? Our latest release, Patchwork Tales: A Journey through the Stars, offers an enchanting escape into a world where imagination knows no bounds. Perfect for a cozy reading session on a Sunday afternoon, this book will ignite joy and creativity in young readers, making it an ideal companion for your Memorial Day weekend.


Embrace the #SundayVibes


This Memorial Day, create lasting memories with a delicious dessert and a captivating story. Celebrate the holiday with family, enjoy the delightful Patriotic Berry Trifle, and let the magic of Patchwork Tales add a special touch to your day. Don't forget to share your #SundayVibes with us on social media!

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