Sunday, May 13, 2012

GTTC: a retro strawberry dessert

Above: a Mother's Day treat from my 7 year old.  She must really be maturing since she left the brownie reserved in a bag for 24 hours so I could have this present Sunday morning.  Yes she had access to the tub of sprinkles while I slept, and yes she hovered and drooled as I ate, which prompted me to share most of the brownie with her, but still...

The strawberries are awesome right now!  There are so many to pick and this week, we had one of my favorite desserts in the world.  Who knows if I've properly labelled it "retro", but at my age, basically everything I think is awesome I find out is "retro".  My husband and I were listening to a Smashing Pumpkins song on TV and commenting on how great it was when he mentioned we were listening to the Retro Music channel. What?! I digress.  Here's the blissfully simple dessert that makes me feel 10 years old in 2 seconds flat:
  • Slice of Sara Lee all-butter pound cake 
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Giant dollop of Cool-Whip  
Anyone else harvesting strawberries?  What are you doing with them right now?  Post about it and link to the Garden to Table Challenge this and every week.  Details here...

PS - come back on the 15th for Garden Blogger's Bloom Day!  My perennial garden is quite stunning right now if I can say so myself!


  1. We are still getting the occasional strawberry but not many as its gets colder. i think your daughter showed admirable self control.

  2. We are supposedly Z8, so it seems odd that you are ahead of us with the strawberries.Ours still coming from California, but made for a yummy Mother's Day shortcake. Happy Mother's Day to you!

  3. Yum! I'm a fan of fresh strawberry lemonade this time of year. 1 cup strawberries, 1 cup sugar, and 2/3 cup lemon juice in the blender until smooth. Add 2 cups of water, 3 cups of club soda, and enjoy.

  4. Your daughter is so cute! Happy Mother's Day!! No strawberries here yet. Boo! Yours looks delicious!!

  5. Nothing harvesting yet and I haven't even got my pots going. I'm way behind but the weather only finely crossed over last week. Hope to get planting done this week and will participate in the near future.

  6. I have been loving the strawberries too, but not doing anything fun with them. It's been on top of ice cream or with cool whip for me! Thanks so much for hosting, and I'm excited to make my first GTTC entry!!

  7. I'm putting Cool Whip and Sara Lee on my shopping list!!

  8. I have a plant of yellow strawberries, they're delicious but so few!


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