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Butterfingers Trifles and Babysitting

So to begin with, here’s the recipe I promised to share with y’all..

Butterfinger Trifles

Here’s what you will need to get started on this simple delicious dessert.

  1. 1/2 cup butter

  2. 1 cup white sugar

  3. 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  4. 1 Tablespoon flour

  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla

  6. 8 oz. Cool Whip

  7. 1/2 of an angel food cake (already made and baked and cooled)

  8. 3 to 4 (2.1-oz.) Butterfinger candy bars, crushed

To begin with, melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add sugar, cream, and flour, whisking thoroughly until well-combined. Keep stirring constantly until mixture boils and turns thick. Remove from heat and set aside. After cooling for 3-4 minutes, stir in vanilla. Continue to cool until room temperature.

Next, fold in Cool Whip until completely combined; set aside. Take the angel food cake and tear/crumble into very small pieces. In a trifle bowl or individual dishes of your choice (I used margarita glasses to obtain an elegant look), make a thin layer of the angel food cake crumbles. Spread approximately an inch thickness of sauce mixture over the cake layer. Then sprinkle a hearty spoonful of Butterfinger pieces on top. Repeat these layers in the order given until desired dish is filled.

Cover and chill until ready to serve. I love to prepare this dessert as late in the game as I possibly can, so the cake doesn’t have time to get soggy.

NOTE: If you’re feeling extremely virtuous, you can make your own angel food cake from scratch, if you’re feeling semi-virtuous, use a mix. If you’re feeling lazy (like I was), use boughten angel food cake from your local grocery store bakery.

Keep a fork with you at all times. Just in case cake happens. (Or Trifles.)

Because they most likely will happen. They are on my list of most simple yet elegant desserts. And can be whipped up at the very last moment, which in my life is a big bonus.

Now for the topic of babysitting.

One of my friends asked me to keep her small son the other day while she went shopping. As we were planning to be home that day, I readily agreed.

Thankfully I have enough nieces and nephews and have spent enough time with them all that I was not easily fooled into thinking that this is how having children would be. For this chubby blond tot was the model of childhood. He took to us like a hawk takes to the sky. When he was tired, he howled until I sat down in the recliner with his blanket, stuffed giraffe, and his trusty thumb. Then he promptly feel asleep to tunes of Twinkle, Twinkle and Jesus Loves Me. When he was hungry, he went to the well-stocked backpack and proclaimed his needs with a lusty yell. The rest of the day he meandered around this non-child-proof house of mine and entertained himself with a few toys, the recliner (which appears to be fascinating when rocked furiously back and forth), and just looking up at ceiling fans. I had no idea mundane things could be of such interest.

I will say though that I now have more empathy for these moms that can’t seem to get a lot done in a day other than the necessary feeding and washing.

And I had only one child for one day. You moms out there…you have my full applause. You just keep doing what you’re doing! Because it’s amazing and it DOES make a difference in the world.

You also have my full admiration for the muscles in your upper arms. After holding this chunk with my left arm while I whisked gravy, folded laundry, and carried water out to the chickens, I realize I may need to start lifting weights more regularly.

Goodbye for now!

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