Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day and a Yummy Dessert

Did you do anything to "celebrate" Earth Day 2008? We had some fun with a few lesson plans I found on the internet. We learned about the history of Earth Day, discussed the 3 R's (although now there are 5...I'm out of the loop lol) and played a game at Recycle City. My kids realized that we already practice the three R's in our everyday life and suggested ways we could do even more.

Tonight for dinner we had Beef Quesadillas. They were pretty yummy, but next time I might add a can of cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup to the beef and refried bean mixture. Just an idea. Now here is what we had for dessert!

Well, that's just part of it. We had Chocolate Chip Strawberry Shortcake. Yum! The pic above is of the shortcakes as they came out of the oven.
This is after you cut the shortcakes in half and pile on the sweetened strawberries and whipped cream. Yeah baby! And check out the family china lol. Here is the recipe, from the new issue of Simple and Delicious magazine.

Chocolate Chip Strawberry Shortcake

3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups flour
3 tablespoons sugar, divided
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup plus 1 tbs butter, melted and divided
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
whipped cream

In a small bowl, combine sliced strawberries and sugar. Cover and put in fridge until serving. In a large bowl, combine flour, 2 tbs sugar, baking powder and salt. In small bowl combine 1/2 cup melted butter and whipping cream. Add to dry ingredients until thick dough forms. Gently stir in chocolate chips. Drop dough by 1/3 cupfuls onto a greased baking sheet. My tip here, I always use parchment paper for baking. Things always come out beautifully and clean up is easy. Brush with remaining melted butter and sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Cut biscuits in half, spoon fruit onto bottom half, top with whipped cream and replace top of biscuit. Enjoy! (And don't forget to use the family china lol!)

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