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Southwestern Trifle and Tour of Utah

We went to watch one of the stages of the Tour Of Utah two weeks ago and it was pretty much awesome. I really don’t know anything about cycling and the clips really do make me feel nervous. I would for sure need to practice with them before heading out onto the real road.

P doesn’t look super excited in this picture, but I promise you that she was jumping and cheering and ringing that bell like no other. Oh, and yes she tans like her daddy while her mommy looks like a big headed ghost. Sad.

Anyway, after the race we headed to Cabellas to meet up with some friends and show P all of the animals. She kept talking to them, “hi deer!! What are you doing over there?” etc etc. It was pretty funny.

It was a busy weekend and we needed something easy going for dinner. I had been dreaming up this southwestern trifle idea so I decided to give it a try. A few things to note, * I decided to make the layers small since there are so few of us which ended up screwing up the picture because each layer was not pronounced enough. *I used romaine and red leaf just to try and mix it up. Cade and I felt that the red leaf was not good because it was so soft and we wanted more of the romaine crunch. *The stupid dressing I chose was a bit more thin so it ran out of the layers. Next time I will make it more thick and put it on a layer that wont let it seep as much.

This ended up being so yummy! It’s definitely a keeper. I was so worried about the cornbread with it, but seriously it was so so good!!!

Click CORNBREAD for the recipe

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Southwestern Trifle and Tour of Utah

Southwestern Trifle

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Prep Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8 trifle


For the Trifle

  • Romaine Lettuce chopped
  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken shredded and cooked a little longer with BBQ sauce
  • Corn
  • Black Beans
  • Red Orange and Yellow Bell Peppers
  • Cucumber
  • Tomatoes
  • Bacon cooked and chopped
  • Shredded Cheese of Choice
  • Choice of Dressing See recipe for the one I used
  • Cornbread

Cafe Rio Creamy Tomatillo Dressing

  • 1 Large Jalapeno
  • 1 Clove garlic minced
  • 1 Tomatillo
  • 1 Handful of Cilantro leaves
  • 1 Lime juice and rind or 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Pkg Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix


For the Trifle

  • Layer the romaine, chicken, bacon, black beans, corn, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, dressing, cheese and cornbread and let sit in the fridge for a few hours.

For the Dressing

  • Put everything into a blender except the mayonnaise and blend til smooth.
  • Whisk in the mayo.
  • Chill before serving.


I didn't put measurements for the main ingredients because you will really just create each layer as big as you want.

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carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

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  • that looks delicious! Good job Carri

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  • I have had something like this before and it is soo tasty! I love the cornbread with it and it looks really pretty in the trifle dish.
    I just wish someone in my family liked cornbread as much as I do!

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