Last week made my heart sad. Unexpected, tragic events have the ability to make you focus on all of the negative in the world – sort of that “when it rains, it pours” mentality. There are so many questions and there is a struggle to understand why, but there will always be unanswered questions.
I think Patton Oswalt said it best when he said “The good outnumber you, and we always will” (If you haven’t already, you can read his whole response to Boston here). This is something I whole-heartedly believe: that good will always win.
In the hopes of keeping things light today while I get back into the swing of things, I thought I would share something delicious with you all. This isn’t so much a recipe as something you should try. I only tried this a few weeks ago at my in-laws’ house but since then, I’ve been hooked. I come home with strawberries whenever I find a good batch at the grocery store.
So… about once a week.
Now that it’s sort of strawberry season, I think this would be the perfect time to share this ‘recipe’.
1) Cut up strawberries into quarters (or smaller if they are large strawberries).
2) Sprinkle a tablespoon or two of sugar on top of the strawberries and then drizzle a little bit of water over them.
3) Place the strawberries in a sealed container.
4) Wait two days before eating.
You can eat them the next day, but it’s definitely worth waiting until the second day. By that second day, there will be some wonderful strawberry juices at the bottom of the container. If you can make it to the third day then you’re pretty much golden (and you’ve totally impressed me because we cannot make it that long, although I bet it’s worth it).
The great thing about this is that it makes a great snack or dessert – and it’s something everyone can enjoy. It’s also a wonderful treat to bring when you’re going over someone’s house. We usually eat it right out of the container or drizzled over chocolate cake. I believe this would also be delicious with some homemade whipped cream. One day, I intend to have it as an ice cream (so, probably this weekend seeing as it’s finally sort of warm out).
So, let’s hear it: how do you prefer to eat your strawberries? With chocolate? Ice cream? Do you hate strawberries but love strawberry flavored treats? Anyone contemplating giving this ‘recipe’ ago with other fruits?