Happy 4th of July
We didn't do anything special today. The girls both binge watched Stranger Things on Netflix. They watched 8 hours worth today. Crazy right? I watched the first episode and I was done. I definately couldn't watch that many at one time. Overload.
We had Chris' parents over last night for dinner. I was going to make strawberry shortcake for dessert, but wasn't totally in the mood. Pinterest to the rescue! I found this other dessert which was basically a deconstructed strawberry shortcake, but better. Take a look.
Strawberry Shortcake Dessert
- 1 16-oz carton fresh strawberries
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 1-lb prepared pound cake
- 3 16-oz tubs frozen sliced strawberries in sugar
- 1 12-oz tub cool whip
- Thaw frozen sliced strawberries (which I will refer to as ‘strawberry sauce’ throughout the rest of the recipe so not to confuse them with the fresh strawberries), cool whip and pound cake (if applicable).
- Wash, trim and slice fresh strawberries then combine with sugar in a small bowl. Cover and rest at room temperature for 10-15 minutes.
- Spread one container of the strawberry sauce (thawed sliced strawberries in sugar) in the bottom of a 3-quart 13x9 dish.
- Cut pound cake into small cubes then arrange half of the cake pieces on top of the strawberry sauce. Top cake pieces with half of the fresh strawberries and the second container of strawberry sauce.
- Arrange the remaining cake pieces and fresh strawberries over the contents of the dish then top with the third container of strawberry sauce.
- Top mixture with cool whip then refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve within 24 hours of preparing for best results.
The mix of frozen vs. fresh strawberries was pretty nice. The frozen provided much more juice which the pound cake soaked up nicely. I put it together just a few hours before service for that reason.
Everyone loved the dessert. Here is where I found the recipe: https://www.southyourmouth.com/2019/01/strawberry-shortcake-dessert.html
There was plenty of leftovers and that's a bonus in this household.
Until next time...Stampin' Always,
Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper