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Simple Summer Dinner and Dessert

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Who loves to eat? You? Me too!  Who has extra time? No not you? Me either!

That is why this meal is so perfect, it’s quick, easy and delicious.

First Course:
meat and cheese salad

A Simple Salad:
Here’s what’s in it:
Iceberg lettuce
Spinach
Tomatoes
Cauliflower
Black Olives
Cheese
Salami
Pepperoni
(we added croutons as well but didn’t get a picture of that)

Then after a light dinner you deserve a dessert, Am I right?

icecream cookie sandwich

The Simple DIY ice cream sandwich

Here’s what you do:
Bake your favorite Chocolate Chip cookies, or use the refrigerated dough, or heck if you are really short on time you can even use the soft baked already made chocolate chip cookies

If you baked them, be sure to let them cool

Fill with your favorite vanilla ice cream of frozen yogurt

And there you have it a dinner and dessert in just a few minutes 🙂 ENJOY!

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Peach and Berry Cream Tart

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I was invited to my sisters the other night for dinner and was in charge of dessert, and this was the perfect summer dessert!

What you need:
CRUST:
54 nabisco tea biscuits
1 stick of melted butter

FILLING:
1 package of cream cheese
1 cup of cold heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of confectioners sugar
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice

TOPPING:
2 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon of sugar
3 medium size ripe peaches
1 medium container of blueberries
about 10 strawberries

5 year old helper: optional

Here’s what ya do:

First set out your cream cheese so it gets to room temperature (we forgot this step and ended up having to take a break between the crust and filling, which didn’t set well with the 5 year old helper)

Preheat oven to 400, this is important folks, even I like to slack because I am impatient, but it won’t come out right if you do not preheat your oven

Add your tea biscuits to a food processor and process until it is crumbs

Add the stick of melted butter and process again

Dump the crumb mixture onto a small cookie sheet and spread it out

now turn down your oven to 375 and bake your crust for 8 minutes

While your crust is baking unlike me you will be able to whip up your filling, since you took your cream cheese out before prepping the crust, if you are like me, well sit back and put your feet up while you watch your crust cook

Mix the cream cheese and both sugars together on medium until creamy
Add the heavy cream and mix on high about 3 minutes
Add the lime juice and mix another 1 minute on high

Once the crust is done baking and the filling is ready, spread the filling over the crust and refrigerate at least 4 hours

(If you have opted for the 5 year old helper….hand beaters over because they will probably want them)

About 15-20 minutes before you are ready to serve:

Slice up your peaches and add 2 TBSP sugar and mix

Add 1 TSP sugar to your blueberries

Dice your strawberries

Let the fruit sit in the sugar for about 10 minutes(except strawberries) and minus the pieces the 5 year old helper thinks she is sneaking

Add the fruit to the top of your filling and you are all done

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Quick Easy Memorial Day Dessert

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My munchkins and I are going up to my sisters to have a BBQ with the family, and I always like to have a special red, white, and blue dessert on Memorial Day, so I whipped up this simple parfait

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 What you need:
Angel food cake, either home made or from the grocery store
1 pint of blueberries
2 pints of Strawberries
Cool Whip(I used extra creamy)

What to do:

Chunk up your angel food cake
Wash and Dice strawberries
Wash Blueberries
In a large bowl :
Layer 1- Angel Food Cake(1/2 of it)
Layer 2- Cool Whip(thin layer enough to cover the cake so it doesn’t get soggy from the fruit)
Layer 3-Diced Strawberries
Layer 4- Angel Food Cake (the rest)
Layer 5- Cool Whip (again enough to cover the cake)
Layer 6- Blueberries

Enjoy!