Everyday Mom's Meals: Spring Has Sprung

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring Has Sprung

Happy Spring! No matter what Mother Nature is doing outside your window right now, Tuesday was officially the start to the new season. That's right, warmer temps, greener grass, fuller trees, colorful flowers, they are all on their way! Even if it doesn't always seem like springtime during Spring in Indiana, it's a promise.(This year has been extra "springy" though. With record breaking temps for over a week now.) A promise of new life, a promise of sunnier days, and to me a promise of capri pants and flip flops making their return! And one of the surest signs of spring at our house is I start craving summer-like desserts. I want things w/ berries, and citrus and especially lemon! Isn't there just something about seeing lemon in a dessert that screams spring and summer? So when I came across this super simple one in Simple and Delicious magazine I decided it would be our premiere spring sweet, and shared w/ all of you on this day! Refreshing and light, this dessert would be perfect for an Easter brunch or dinner, and it is also one to remember for the upcoming summer months when so many fresh picked berries could be incorporated! Winter was long enough, it's time to bust out of those scarves, boots and gloves. Bring on the shorts, tanned legs and pretty toes! Spring is here!!!

Angel Food Cake 
Lemon Sauce  
1 angel food cake loaf, found in bakery, sliced
1 (3.4 oz) box instant lemon pudding mix
3 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1 3/4 c. cold milk
Fresh strawberries, chopped, optional
Whipped Cream, optional

In a bowl, use an electric mixer to beat cream cheese until smooth. Add milk and pudding mix. Continue beating until thickened. Slice cake and top w/ lemon sauce. Add fresh berries and whipped cream if desired.
*NOTE* After chilled if the sauce becomes too thick, add a little milk and stir. We like it a little on the thick side, but not as thick as pudding.

Shared on It's A Keeper Mar. 22, 2012
Shared on Miz Helen's Country Cottage Mar. 22, 2012 
Shared on The Country Cook Mar. 23, 2012 
Shared on Sweet As Sugar Cookies Mar. 23, 2012 
Shared on Addicted To Recipes Mar. 25, 2012


Addicted to Recipes said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing this one too at Scrumptius Sunday. Sounds night and light :-)

Maria said...

Mmm what a yummy looking dessert! I love Angel Food cake and the lemon sauce sounds like a great addition! Yum!!!

JackieToo said...

What a nice easy but pretty dish to serve to guests. And it's lemon, too, which is always good for me. :) Thank you!