Liz (Dreaming Spirals) talks about making trifle for the holiday meals. Here's my recipe: burn 2 chocloate pies (making great amounts of smoke every time you turn on the oven.) Despair over having enough dessert for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners (seatings for 14 each time.) To the rescue: one resourseful sister-in-law, who scrapes up one pie out of the pie pan and into a trifle bowl, covers with a layer of whipped cream, adds the second pie and another layer of whipped cream. VOILA! Dessert is saved.
Here is my sister-in-law, and her trifle. She lives to bake!