Tuesday, March 31, 2009
April Fools' Day anyone?
April Fools' Day is Joe's favorite holiday. Better watch out if you are gullible, he'll get you every time! His family starting marking their calendar about five years ago, as a reminder that they should not fall for Joe's tricks!
Soooo, on this special day for my hubby, I will muster up some creativity. My friend Carol works with children so she made Kid Friendly Sushi Check it out. I'm defintely making it for a dinner party, as a trick!
I went to my friend Suzy's blog Kitchen Bouquetand just happened to find a recipe that has the word FOOL in the recipe. Hey, this will work!
Minted Strawberry Fool (I used blueberries)
Adapted from: Whole Foods Market recipe site
1 pound strawberries (I used frozen blueberries)
2 tablespoons granulated cane sugar, more to taste
2 tablespoons fresh spearmint leaves, more for garnish
1 cup heavy cream
1 (6-ounce) container low fat plain yogurt
Core and trim the strawberries. Slice three berries in half and set them aside for garnish. Purée the remaining strawberries with sugar and mint leaves in a food processor. (Make sure you get the mint really minced good unless you don't mind large pieces). Transfer to a large bowl. In a mixer or with a wire whisk, whip the cream to stiff peaks. Gently fold yogurt into cream.
Taste berries and add more sugar if desired. Fold cream-yogurt mixture gently into berries until completely blended. Spoon the mixture into 6 dessert glasses and garnish with strawberries and mint leaves.
Then this caught my eye
here so we had "eggs" served in a parfait glass. It put a joke on the table deliciously. It even tasted pretty good.
Thanks for stopping by! Don't say I didn't give you ample time to prepare yourself for Joe's tricks.