Everyday Mom's Meals: Holiday Weekend Dessert

Friday, May 24, 2013

Holiday Weekend Dessert

Do you have big plans for this Memorial Day weekend? Do any of them happen to include yummy food? I'm sure many of you are shaking your heads "yes" right now! And maybe some of you also know you still need a tiny bit of inspiration for your menu. Well, I'm here to help with at least one course....dessert!

Rather your plans include a backyard barbecue, kick off to the lake season, picnic with the family, or just a quiet meal at home with your family, this dessert would work great for all of them.

When the thermometer starts to rise, I start to crave all things citrus! And yes, most of the time, that means something in the lemon family, but I'm an equal opportunity kinda girl. So if I find something that includes orange, lime or even key lime, instead, that's great too. For me, there is just something so refreshing about enjoying crisp, cool, refreshing citrus flavors when the sun is shining, warming everything in sight! One bite and it seems like you are instantly cooled down.

So when I found this dessert, I figured it would be great to feature right before this "gateway to summer" weekend. Use it over the holiday, or save it for when it's even hotter, either way, it's so easy, so delicious, and something the adults and kids alike with absolutely love.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!! I hope it's safe, happy, fun and filled with lots of deliciousness!

Orange Sherbet Jell-O Inspired by Six Sisters' Stuff
1 c. water
2 (3 oz.) boxes orange Jell-O
2 (8 oz.) tubs Cool Whip
1 pint orange sherbet
1 (11 oz.) can madarin oranges
Zest of one orange

Bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in Jell-O. Mix well until dissolved. Set aside to cool for a few minutes. In a large bowl combine 1 tub Cool Whip and sherbet. Mix well until smooth and combined. Add Jell-O to sherbet mixture and stir vigorously to combine, removing all lumps. Pour into a 8 x 11 baking dish. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Mix orange zest with other container of Cool Whip. Spread evenly on top of Jell-O. Top with mandarin oranges.

Shared on The Country Cook May 24, 2013
Shared on Make Ahead Meals May 27, 2013
Shared on Mandy's Recipe Box May 28, 2013

1 comment:

April said...

This sounds so good. I’d love it if you would bring this over to my Saturday Spotlight party to share. http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-19/ Hope to see you there!

Angels Homestead