Friday, May 27, 2011
Trifle for Book Club
My book club has started a fun thing - we try to eat food related somehow to the book we read. Last month, we read The Book Thief, which takes place during the Holocaust. There was mention of the soup being thinned over and over, so we had soup. Sharon made split pea, and someone else brought minestrone.
This month, our book was Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. Two cultures, the British and the Indian/Pakistani, are significant in this book, so we enjoyed takeout curry from a new restaurant in Redlands, Curry in a Hurry. I volunteered to bring dessert, so I brought a trifle. This was simple to make, especially since I used Sara Lee pound cake. I layered cubes of pound cake, sugar-free vanilla pudding, and strawberries, and topped it all with whipped cream. It was a hit - there were no leftovers!