So sorry I've been MIA for a few days. Life got busy. The kids and I visited my parents this weekend, so I could have a chance to meet up with my dear high school girl friends. It had been awhile since we got together (we try and not go longer than 6 months!), so we met at my parent's house, headed out for a yummy Mexican supper, then came back to my parent's enclosed porch for cocktails and catching up.
While the kids napped on Saturday, I got to work on dessert for the girls. I am not kidding when I say I woke up dreaming up this dessert on Saturday. I often do that. I wake up already thinking of what I'll make that day.
It's weird, I know.
This fancy pizza pie might look complicated but really, it is just so simple. Do you need a dessert for 4th of July? This one would be perfect!
In fact, my mom even mentioned doing it for the 4th instead of her star cake, fully decorated with red hots and little American flags, which I honestly was never fond of anyway. Sorry, mom.
This one starts out with a simple boxed brownie mix, split and baked into two round cake pans. Spray them well folks! In fact, I buttered and dusted them with cocoa powder and still had a little trouble getting them out.
But, it worked out in the end. Plus when its covered in frosting and fruit, not a soul can tell otherwise.
Let these babies cool, for at least one hour. Meanwhile, mix together 2 8 oz. packages of cream cheese, 2/3 cup of brown sugar and 1 T. of vanilla. Cream together and set aside. Prep your strawberries and blueberries by washing and drying, then slicing the strawberries into strips.
So...here we go.
Layer 1: Brownie
Layer 2: Half of cream cheese mixture and fruit
Layer 3: Brownie
Layer 4: Remaining cream cheese mixture and fruit
Keep in the fridge until ready to slice.
Then of course, have your mom whip up a batch of margaritas to go along with dessert. And stay up until 11:30 p.m. talking with old friends. Topics on hand? Weddings, babies, pregnancies, old classmates, jobs, new friends and food.
It was great.
Make a point to get together with old friends this summer. You'll be glad you did. You can thank me later.