The gateway to summer holiday is here! I'm sure for some of you, your Memorial Day weekend has already begun with a 4 day vacation from work. Lucky you! I know some schools around here are having their last day of classes today. Lucky them!
But even for those of us who don't get a 3 or 4 day weekend, and have to go back to school on Tuesday, we can all agree on one thing. This weekend is about more than cookouts, barbecues, pool parties, and great food. It's about remembering those who have served, fought, and given the ultimate sacrifice to insure we can all enjoy the freedoms we do every single day.
However, many of us include great food in our celebrations this weekend, so as your place for all things yummy, I had to be sure I had something to share!
No matter what you've got cooking this holiday, you're going to need something sweet to end the meal with. But nothing too complicated! The host/hostess should have the time to enjoy the party too! Not be in the kitchen the whole time!
How about a dessert that takes almost no time, and can even be made ahead? Not to mention as pretty as it is delicious? I've got just the answer!
Be sure to take a minute during all the fun this weekend to reflect on all those brave men and women who gave their lives so we can rejoice in our liberties and proclaim "Let Freedom Ring!!"
Cherry Cheesecake Parfaits
1 small box instant cheesecake pudding
1 (20 oz.) can cherry pie filling
1 c. vanilla wafers, crushed
1 (12 oz.) tub Cool Whip
1 1/2 c. cold milk
In a medium bowl whisk together milk and pudding mix. Chill for 5-7 minutes to set. Layer ingredients into parfait cups or dishes: Cookies, Pudding, Pie Filling, Cool Whip. Top with an extra cherry. Chill until ready to serve.
Shared on The Country Cook May 22, 2015