Baking & Cooking

Colorful {and Easy} Meals for the Whole Family

Your whole meal can be colorful this summer thanks to fresh fruits and vegetables found at the local market. Oh, and a helpful website for easy recipes – Life Made Delicious! I recently made Turkey Pasta Primavera for my family. It contains simple ingredients, ones that you might have on hand without taking a trip to the store. At first my kids thought it strange that we weren’t have a pasta dish covered in a heavy sauce {oops!}. Yet one taste and they loved it. It’s not easy convincing kids to eat vegetables, yet with a little creativity and perseverance – it can be done!

For this recipe, I added more Italian Dressing than it called for, just to add extra flavor and keep the pasta from drying. I bookmarked this recipe as a very easy meal to make, great for those especially busy times when you don’t want to spend forever in the kitchen.

Color and taste didn’t stop with the main entree, don’t forget dessert! I chose to make the Three-berry Trifle, knowing my kids’ love for cake, berries and whipping cream. I used a Betty Crocker White Cake Mix, fast and simple to make ahead of time so that most of the ‘work’ is already done.

Then, a sweet array of fresh berries mixed with fruit juice gives tang to this dessert. The juice is key in this recipe, it soaks into the cake and keeps it moist. I chose to add a little flair to dessert by serving the trifle in individual martini glasses. Wouldn’t that be great for guests when entertaining? Of course, my kids thought this was so cool, my oldest said it felt like we were in a fancy restaurant! Of course, you can also layer the trifle in one big glass bowl, and it’s perfect for taking to that outdoor gathering this summer. Cool, sweet, colorful and so very easy!

“Disclosure: I am part of the Life Made Delicious Blogger program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”

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  1. Loved this article. Anything easy and tasty is what I need in my life right now!

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