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Triflin' with trifles

I'm sure I'm not the only one who has spent far too much time on Pinterest over the past six months. It probably accounts for about 50% of my quarantine weight gain (at least). In my perusing and scrolling, I kept coming across trifles (you know, layered cake/fruit dishes). Basically, they're an easy way to make fairly simply desserts look fancy. Obviously after seeing a few of them, I asked Alexa to add a trifle dish to my shopping list and, two days later, one was at my door.

I made some trifles, blah blah blah, but that's too normal. In addition to loving cooking, I also have a soft spot for Guy Fieri and the ridiculous food he loves to cook up. Don't hate on me, I know you watch Guy's Grocery Games and Triple D, too.

Combining my trifle dish with a love of random combinations of junk food, I decided to put a spin on the usage of my new dish by creating dinner trifles. "Dinner trifles," you ask? Yes. Basically just layer a bunch of delicious stuff in a trifle dish and chow down. Like a lasagna, but classier.

Want some inspiration to create your own? Here's a few I made:

The Take-Out Trifle: Inspired by Chinese takeout food, this one is layered with Trader Joe's fried rice, ramen noodles, stir fry veggies, and pan fried tofu

The Carb Lovers Trifle: Because who doesn't love bread? This one is layers of spaghetti (with Alfredo sauce), slices of fresh mozzarella, basil leaves from my garden (gotta keep it healthy and organic, duh), eggplant parmesan (in the frozen section at Costco - seriously the best frozen eggplant out there), and topped with Trader Joe's rolls.

The America Trifle: This one was definitely inspired by late night bar food - it's layers of french fries, shredded cheese, shredded lettuce (again, gotta keep it healthy), Impossible 'meat', and mozzarella sticks. Plus, I added a garlic sauce that my husband makes into this one as well (I'd share the recipe with you, but he won't let me have it. I think it's basically mayo, garlic, and spices, but it's the perfect addition to this nap-inducing trifle).

Making your own? Drop me a comment with your idea or tag me in your photos on social media - @thegothmomdotcom

Happy triflin!

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florida native living in the philadelphia area, wife, mom, lover of boston terriers, art, plants, and vegetarian food

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