On Friday night our friend Sam and Nick invited us over for a low key dinner and wine tasting. Sam said he likes to open up nice bottles of wine from his collection when the stock market sinks, he said what’s a few extra bucks down the drain, ha! It was our five year wedding anniversary and it was fun to spend some time with good friends. Sam is so high energy and fun and Nick is a sweetie. Our old neighbors Jim and Cheng were there too, this crowd cracks me up because I really stick out…not only am I the only girl but I am also the only one who doesn’t work in high tech.
We ate tapas style, we started with brie and apples and goat cheese and dates. Then we moved on to roasted tomatoes from Jim’s garden and green beans and a tofu rice dish. Before we ate dessert we played Kinect, a video game I have never played before. Nick set it up so we could play a variety of games as teams, when it was my turn I had to box and do the long jump, ha! I liked it much more than the Wii because there are not controllers to deal with.
I brought a snickers trifle for dessert, the perfect way to end the night with all of the fun guys. Here is the recipe…
1 whole Pan Prepared Brownies (8 Inch By 8 Inch Or Larger)
2 packages Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix (Approx 3.5 Oz Each Pkg)
4 cups Cold Milk (for Pudding Mix)
1 large container of Cool Whip
4 whole Snickers Bars
Cut your prepared brownies into about 1 inch chunks (I used about 3/4 of an 8 x 8 inch pan) and set aside.
Prepare pudding as directed (combining the powdered mix with the amount of milk specified on the package), and set aside.
Chop Snickers bars into small pieces, and set aside.
Assemble dessert: Crumble brownies into bottom of trifle bowl to cover surface.
Spread half of the prepared pudding over brownies.
Spread half of the whipped cream over top of pudding layer.
Sprinkle with half of the chopped Snickers.
Repeat layering, finishing off with the remaining Snickers chunks.
Cover and chill for a few hours before serving.