What is wrong with Tennessee? Why doesn't it know that yesterday began Fall? Yesterday the temperatures reached the high 90s. Luckily, there's like 0 humidity, which is a huge problem in the dead of summer. It's not absolutely miserable outside, but I'm definitely ready for the mid 70s Fall temps to make their appearance.
Fact about me: I attend a home church called Sovereign Grace Fellowship. We have church in my living room, so I have no excuse to skip every once in a while :) Our structure is modeled after the New Testament church, so we do things quite a bit differently than the churches I grew up in. Well, all that to say, our church family basically IS family. There are 4 families in all, and 2 of the families used to come over all the time for dinner on Wednesday nights. We haven't been carrying out that tradition for a while, but we started it back up last night. Tabitha made a DELICIOUS kielbasa dish, that I seriously could not stop eating. Amanda brought some great asparagus, which was the perfect compliment. Don't you love our classy dinner ware?
I was in charge of dessert and since it was the first day of Fall, I decided to do a pumpkin recipe! I love love love pumpkin pie, so I thought pumpkin trifle would be an easier substitute. I ran in and out of Kroger after work and rushed home to make this little dish. Sidenote: If the Kroger employee tells you they don't have canned pumpkin until October, ignore him.
I barely finished before everyone arrived, but everyone was very happy with their sweet treat after dinner. We also had some AMAZING Costa Rican Tarrazu coffee to go with it. (Thanks Brian!) The good food and wonderful company was just what I needed for a pick-me-up in the middle of the week.
I got all the milk glass pieces at an antique store outside of town. Trifle is typically made in clear dishes, but I didn't have any...it still tastes the same, promise. Here's the recipe I made.
If you want an easy but super tasty Pumpkin dish to make at the last minute, I definitely recommend this. My only suggestion is to put way more ginger snaps in than you think you need because all that creamy texture needs some crunch to balance it out. Let me know if you decide to make this! I'd love to hear how it turns out.