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Where Are My Priorities?

19 June 2008

To think I had contemplated writing about how inadequate I feel sometimes in mothering a teen, when there are so much more important things I could be thinking about!

Oh well. To make up for my lack of inspired blogging, how about we make dessert?

First, wash some fresh, local strawberries:

Fresh, local strawberries

Stem them, slice them (if they are big), and sugar them,

Sugared strawberries

Let them sit for a few hours, to get the juices flowing, then ladle them over some fresh-from-the-oven biscuits:

Strawberries & biscuits

I hope this is an adequate bribe to get you to come back to this (boring) blog.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. cowgirl permalink
    19 June 2008 12:54 pm

    seriously- i really need to remeber to stop chceking your blog if i am hungry…

  2. Split Sister permalink
    19 June 2008 12:58 pm

    since when do you read People?

  3. 19 June 2008 3:19 pm

    We had something similar last Thursday, after picking about eight pounds of strawberries at a local pick-your-own farm. (Plus I think my daughter probably ate about at least a pound of them while we were out there.) We added fresh whipped cream to the strawberries-and-biscuits. Have you tried that addition?

    That night, my husband (who does all the baking) also made a strawberry-rhubarb pie and an almond-custard-covered-with-fresh-strawberries tart. Plus we’ve had fresh strawberry daiquiris a few times in the past week, too.

    Gosh, I love fresh strawberry season! Yum!

  4. Peaceable Imperatrix permalink*
    19 June 2008 4:07 pm

    cowgirl: Sorry about that! 🙂

    Split Sister: Wellllll, see, I have a yahoo page, and on that page I have these “That’s Fit” links, and I followed one about how Queen Latifah has reached her weight loss goal, which wasn’t about a specific weight, but about “getting healthy”, so she lost 5-10% of her body weight, and that linked to the original story on the People site, and it was the evening and I was tired, so I kind of just surfed around the site, and I found the report on this terrible terrible fiasco. Almost made me lose my faith in humanity, it did.

    Marsha: Yes, we have done that — in fact, that is Strawberry Shortcake. For Impera’s second birthday, she didn’t ask for cake, she wanted strawberry shortcakes, so that’s what we made for all her little toddler friends. I just went with what we had on hand last night. Hence, buttermilk biscuits, but no whipped cream.

    Are you making jam at all? That’s so easy, and such a great way to bring strawberries into the wintertime.

  5. 21 June 2008 3:51 pm

    Wow, that looks great.

    (Your photos are taking quite a long time to load, though … although, it might just be me 😦 )

  6. 22 June 2008 5:32 am

    Are those your flaky biscuits? I’ll have to try them.

  7. 22 June 2008 9:22 am

    Beautiful color in those strawberries! Looks quite appetizing to me.

    And I an relate to the “inadequacies” you’re feeling. We all do the best we can…

  8. 22 June 2008 4:30 pm

    That made my mouth water. And photos of food don’t often do that 🙂

  9. Peaceable Imperatrix permalink*
    22 June 2008 8:20 pm

    Ally : Hi! Hmm, I’ll have to ask the others about photo loading. They load fine on my computer, but that doesn’t help at all!

    Kathy: They’re my regular recipe, which calls for shortening rather than butter. Don’t stick shortening biscuits in the freezer, though — they won’t come out flaky, but chewy and a bit rubbery, instead. I think the freezer only works with the butter.

    mizmell: Thanks! So many people on flickr boost color in post-processing. I find that mine never look as good if I start fiddling with them; so these are “au naturel”.

    B: Thatis quite a compliment!

  10. 22 June 2008 10:00 pm

    Ooh. Unapologetic midwest strawberry shortcake, sporting June Crop strawberries. Memories of grandparents and simple pleasures on summer nights that stay warm after sunset.

    Thanks!

  11. 23 June 2008 2:39 pm

    I’m really much more concerned with knowing whether you would dye your hair with pink “low-lights.” http://offtherack.people.com/2008/06/19/would-you-dye-your-hair-pink-like-lily/

  12. 23 June 2008 4:22 pm

    They did it again! and my strawberries are not yet ripe! you are meanie!

    😀

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