13 Years Later….The Trifle Bowl Incident

Remember the other day when I told you I thought I was going to be using my trifle dish to make that Easy Patriotic Trifle Dessert. I also promised to tell you the story behind why I ended up making it in a canister and not a beautiful trifle bowl.

Well….once upon a time, I was packing for our family Fourth of July trip to the lake. One of the items I needed to take was my trifle bowl, since I would be making the patriotic dessert while we were there.

So, I reached w-a-a-a-y back into the cabinet and pulled out this box that had been sitting there for almost 13 years….


Isn’t it a pretty bowl?

Why had I never used this wedding gift even once in almost 13 years of marriage?

Who knows….but I was finally going to put it to good use.

Like any intelligent person, I decided I better open the box to make sure the bowl was okay before packing it to take on our trip.

So I opened the box and pulled out….


Whoa! Wait a minute, that’s not a trifle bowl….

Oh yes, I was quite surprised and a little dismayed to be honest. What’s worse is that I probably sent someone a “thank-you-for-the-trifle-bowl” note. 😳

Oh well, too late now.

Anyway, I ended up with the canister after stopping at Target to see what I could use in place of my a trifle bowl. My mom and I thought the canister was a cute alternative.

The moral of this story….

Never judge a gift by the box it’s wrapped in!! 😉

Have you ever opened a gift box some time later only to realize it wasn’t what you thought? Or am I the only one?

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Posted on July 14th, 2011 in Food and Entertaining | One Comment

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