So it's Saturday night...you've had a late lunch and it's past dinnertime. You are too lazy (poor) to go to the store to get dinner fixins'...what do you do? I know I struggle with this quite often, having the mindset that cooking involves going to the store, buying exact ingredients, and making a three course meal. However I think one of the most useful things to know how to do, is cook with what you have.
2 3-oz or 1 6-oz package(s) of strawberry Jell-O
2 10-oz packages of frozen strawberries, thawed with juice
2 tablespoons of sugar
Pinch of salt
1 10-inch angel food cake, torn into pieces
1 pint whipping cream, whipped
Dissolve Jell-O in 2 ½ cups of boiling water.
Stir in thawed strawberries, sugar and salt.
Cool in refrigerator until it begins to thicken.
Fold in whipped cream.
Cover bottom of a 9” x 13” pan (this can also be done in a trifle bowl, or really any container...it's just a little less well-formed) with half the torn angel food cake pieces.
Add half the strawberry/cream mixture.
Repeat layer of angel food pieces and top with remaining strawberry/cream mixture.
Refrigerate 4-5 hours and enjoy! It was a big hit at the party....easy to make and tons of flavor.
*This last picture is a Sunday morning treat...just regular old chocolate chip pancakes but a little cinnamon in the batter.
Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. —--Harriet Van Horne