HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY to everyone! I know you all have your corned beef and cabbage on schedule for tonight. And, probably the Guinness is chilling in the refrigerator. But, if you haven't made dessert--here's a 5 minute possibility. The secret is in the service because it's really just a cute display of a personal trifle.
1 box of instant Pistachio Pudding
2 cups of milk
4 small slices of pound cake
Make the pudding according to instructions, allow to set.
Cut pound cake slices into cubes and place in the bottom of 4 clear glasses--wine glasses or punch glasses or even an Irish coffee glass if you have one--all perfect.
Drizzle about a tablespoon of whiskey over the cake slices.
Spoon the pudding on top of the cake cubes. Refrigerate until serving time. Then top with whipped cream just before serving.
Some substitutions here can be:
>>any leftover, unfrosted cake slices will do. If you didn't give up chocolate for Lent, then use brownies, if you'd like.
>>Key lime yogurt could substitute for pistachio pudding
>>any whiskey or liquer can substitute for Irish whiskey, and if you gave up that for Lent or you're serving children, then drizzle cake cubes with with a tablespoon of fruit juice --pineapple or orange would be good choices on pound cake, a light drizzle of flavored simple syrup could work on chocolate cake or brownies.
Just a wee bit o' dessert can't be too bad on St. Patrick's Day.
(now, where's my Irish raffle ticket...???)