Friday, February 28, 2014

Eat Some Strawberries Today

Why yesterday, February 27, 2014, was National Strawberry Day is beyond me.  It's the middle of winter, and I wouldn't think it's peak season for strawberries in most parts of the country.

But I am not the one who decides these things.  And, I will keep wondering who is it that picks these National ______ Days, anyway.

My father often tells a story with great fondness of a time when I was very small.  Perhaps I was about two years old at the time when this strawberry event occurred.

He was working in his garden out in the back yard and had taken me out there with him.  After a very short time of weeding and cultivating with me happily playing nearby, he turned to check on me.  What he saw was a happy little toddler with both hands full of strawberries, and a face quite dripping with strawberry juice.

He had been happily gardening.  I had been happily eating.

When he looked at me, I smiled and said, "Draw bees.  Eat draw bees."

To this day I like strawberries, and just looking at that header picture up there makes me want to stuff my face with them.

Even though I don't have any fresh strawberries today, if I did, I'd be making the following two recipes.

The first recipe comes from Karen, from her blog "Karen in the Kitchen."  She posted the recipe for these strawberry towers in her blog on April 20, 2012.  What takes my eye about this strawberry recipe is that it's a little exotic, yet simple to eat.

If I were having an Academy Awards Party on Sunday, I'd be making these strawberry towers for my guests.  I'm not having a party, but I may make them anyway.

The other recipe relative to strawberries, or any other dip-able fruit for that matter, is a very delicious fruit dip.

I found this dip recipe on the website Yes We Coupon, although I have made very similar versions of it before, too.

Simply mix together the following:

1 8 ounce cream cheese
1 7 ounce jar marshmallow creme
1 cup powdered sugar

Cut up fruit and dip away.

Well now I've gone and make myself hungry.

Guess I'll be spending some quality time with some strawberries.


  1. That fruit dip is the same I make. So yummy!

  2. Now I want to go to the store and get stuff to make that dip.