Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I absolutely LOVE strawberries! And summer is a really yummy strawberry season ... its finally summer and the strawberries are out in full force and lookin' mighty fine. (Sam's Club and Costco seem to have the biggest and juiciest strawberries. Soooooo yummy!)
A chocolate covered strawberry just might be one of my favorite treats. LOVE! And it really is a "treat" because I don't get to have one too often. (Although I can admit that there have been times when I have been sitting at my desk, crave one, decide I need a break right then, jump in my car and drive to the Chocolate Cottage and get a few. The problem with that is, since I've made the trip, I don't just get the strawberries. I also get a few chocolate covered grapes and raspberries. And a few mint chocolate truffles. And usually two or three peanut clusters ... all of those are some of my favorite treats too. And I don't usually share. Not because I wouldn't share, I just don't make it home with anything.)
It would frustrate me when I would bring home strawberries from the grocery store, set them in the fridge, and then within just a day or two they would start to get old and I would end up wasting several. (Not happy about that.) So now when I bring home a basket of strawberries, I rinse them, cut them up into a bowl and sprinkle sugar on them. That way, sitting in the fridge, all fixed up and ready, they get eaten up - still mostly by me.
My son told me he doesn't like strawberries. I know that, but I still ask him every single time I'm fixing them if he'd like to have some. And every single time he says, "Mom, I don't like strawberries." (Okay. It is probably just a matter of time before he just stops responding altogether - sometimes he is just too fun to tease though and I can't resist.)
Posted by Polly Wood at 3:19 PM