Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Recently I went to a luncheon in the home of my cousin's daughter.  What a lovely person she is and how honored I felt to be invited into her home.  I offered to bring the dessert.  Actually, I was looking forward to using the mini shot glasses and tiny spoons that my sister gave me for my birthday.  The 12 of these tiny glasses came in a box, with spoons included, from Pier One.  If you remember from previous posts, if I do eat dessert, I like just a little something sweet, so this was the best gift for me. 

What fun to fill these glasses for anything I choosse to use.  For the luncheon, I chose sliced fresh strawberries, Jello cheesecake pudding, graham cracker crumbs and topped it all with Cool Whip.

The sliced strawberries, mixed with some frozen strawberry puree' from my freezer.  The picture's quality is not the best but I will share it since it is one of the steps.

1 cup of graham crackers
3 TBSP  melted butter
1 tsp sugar
Mix together.  Spoon about 1 tsp. into each dish and pat down.

Follow the pudding directions on the 3.4 oz. box of Jello, cheesecake pudding box.  To that I added 1/2 tsp. of vanilla.  The graham crackers, then the pudding, the strawberries, and a dollop of Cool Whip.  This dessert is best if it sets in the refrigerator for a few hours first.

I think it is a perfect way to end a meal, with a little something sweet.  Thank you to my dear sister for the clever and useful birthday gift. 

This might be a gift idea in your future, unless you prefer bigger desserts:)


Christine said...

I like the little smiles that everyone recieved with dessert.

I think it's great that you can get inspired by mini shot glasses. Love the way you think outside the box.

Rach said...

I have 2 of those sets! LOVE them.

Your presentation is lovely!

Lovella ♥ said...

This sounds like the perfect idea for a midnight snack while watching the royal wedding. We might need a few sets of those glasses though. . .we'll be eating dessert for a few hours at least.

lindsey said...

These look lovely and that would be my kind of desert too! Perfect gift :)

Judy said...

What a great serving idea! So pretty...and just the right size. And we have Pier 1 in Canada...I must check it out!

James said...

Hi - I've sooo enjoyed catching up on your blog. Haven't been on for awhile! Thanks for all your sweet comments on mine, and the beautiful baby cards you sent to me. The strawberry cheesecake desserts look scrumptious - I will certainly be trying those. What cute little glasses to serve them in! Was so so sorry to hear about your family's dear friend that was suddenly taken home. Praying for you all to feel the Father's peace. I know she will be sorely missed. Until reunion day... Love ,Jen

Miss Debbie said...

So pretty and sounds yummy! We've been eating strawberries here, too. Our DIL brought some fresh picked ones with a a cream cheese dip for Easter....they were so good!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

A perfectly pretty dessert! The little glasses ARE perfect and the pansy on top takes it to the next level! Sweet!

Shelley said...

The dessert almost looks too pretty to eat! And I am going to head to Pier 1 to pick up that set. Judy, I get so many fun ideas from you!!

Happy@Home said...

Now this really is "just a little something". The dessert you made is the perfect amount and looks so pretty with the flower on top.
Last week I went to dinner at P F Chang's and they had an assortment of these little desserts on the dessert cart. I thought it made for such a pretty presentation. I may have to stop by Pier 1 and pick up a set. Thanks for the great idea.

Crickit said...

What a beautiful dessert! It looks delicious and beautiful all in one!


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