Tuesday, September 16, 2008

In the shade


The last line of my recipe for this month's recipe exchange was " Awesome when served with strawberries. Mmmmm." As soon as I saw that I imagined taking a picture of a beautiful bowl of strawberries in the sun. And why not? I do live in an area known for it's strawberries, and it is summer...but as usual, time got away from me. All of a sudden I realized the recipe was due at the end of the week and there was no way I'd be able to make it during the day. Heck, with my current work schedule I'm not seeing much daylight as it is.

But, this recipe was EXACTLY what I needed this week. And I seriously am sending a million thanks to the person who submitted it. You see, this recipe contains the best ingredient of all times. Alcohol. Yipes, that sounded pretty bad. But honestly when I got home last night around 9 and hadn't eaten yet, a nice drink sounded like just the thing I needed. So the fact that this dish helped with both the food and drink aspect of the evening was perfect. And since we already keep Bailey's on hand, I already had most of the ingredients!

I made the dish exactly as the recipe says, but substituted in all fat free ingredients. Fat free cool whip, fat free pudding, and skim milk. It still tasted absolutely divine. I also didn't mix it in the cool whip container as recommended. Honestly, there's no way to fit a cup of liquid in that thing! Thatboy LOVED this dish and definitely wants me to make it again. And pick up more strawberries. In fact, that's my only complaint - we ran out of strawberries! So now we have all this extra dip in the fridge. Which is going to make this week so much more bearable once I pick up some more fruit!


Bailey’s Dip

Ingredients
1 tub of coolwhip (regular sized)
1 package of instant vanilla pudding
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup Baileys (plus more if you want)

1. Make sure the coolwhip is not frozen.
2. In the coolwhip container add the package of instant pudding, milk and mix to combine.
3. Add the Baileys and taste to see if it is strong enough. If not add a bit more (I probably added a few tablespoons more).
4. Mix to combine.
5. Chill until ready to serve and then put in a fancy smancy bowl.
6. Awesome when served with strawberries. Mmmmm

20 comments:

  1. Mmm. I LOVE Baileys. This looks so delicious, especially with strawberries!

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  2. Oh my gosh! What a great idea!! I think I'm making this for book club on Monday! Thanks!

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  3. ive always done this, but never thought about adding baileys!!! yyum, thanks!

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  4. Yum! Strawberries are my favorite and the dip sounds perfect. i do a dip like that but it has cream cheese in it instead of baileys.

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  5. This sounds great! Maybe I should get back on WFD one of these days! I don't think I've been around since May!

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  6. If I bring strawberries, can I have some of that dip?

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  7. Wow--Bailey's fruit dip?? Sounds amazing. I could use some of that here.

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  8. oh my goodness, that sounds delish. i don't even need the strawberries. just a spoon. that's cool, right?

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  9. Wow, that looks so good! What pretty strawberries.

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  10. Coming home at 9 from work - not good..having something lucious to eat with Bailey's in it - good compensation for a long stressful day.

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  11. Yum! I just might have to try this with Kahlua!

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  12. Fruit dip with Baileys?! Yeah, that sounds good!

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  13. My husband loves Bailey's so I'm sure he would eat this up. At least he'd be getting his fruit in!

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  14. Oh my. I want some of this. I can't wait to try this for a party. Yum!

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  15. I miss fresh -- really fresh -- strawberries from california.

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