Saturday, April 12, 2008

Dreamin' of Strawberries and Cream Forever

I added a gadget to my blog a few days ago from Kraft Foods. Everyday a recipe is featured. This is what is featured today. I love Strawberries and this sounds yummy. Gonna try it out when I have someone besides just me to try it out on. I Love Strawberries, they are the "fruit of my childhood" mainly because of memories I have of my May birthday and the old man who lived down the street from me.

He was never too talkative and to a child never too friendly. Most of the neighborhood kids were scared of him as he was gruff when he did say anything and he got a little put out if you cut through his yard or had to retrieve a ball that accidentally landed in his domain.

But he had a strawberry patch that produced big beautiful strawberries and on my birthday for the years we lived there, he quietly came over and presented me with a basket of strawberries.

We kids never actually saw that patch because it was in his fenced in back yard that really looked like a jungle with over grown and unkempt shrubbery.

I never see or taste a strawberry that I don't think of him.

I also have a "flower of my childhood" too, which blooms around my birthday and memories of the little lady who grew them, but that's a story for another day. Don't want to overdose on nostalgia.

Cool N Easy Strawberry Pie

Prep Time:10 min
Total Time:6 hr 40 min
Makes:8 servings, one piece each
2/3 cup boiling water
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Brand Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
ice cubes
1/2 cup cold water
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping, thawed
1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
1 ready-to-use reduced-fat graham cracker crumb crust (6 oz.)
1 cup sliced strawberries
STIR boiling water into dry gelatin mix in large bowl at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add enough ice to cold water to measure 1 cup. Add to gelatin; stir until slightly thickened. Remove any unmelted ice.
ADD whipped topping; stir with wire whisk until well blended. Stir in chopped strawberries. Refrigerate 20 to 30 min. or until mixture is very thick and will mound. Spoon into crust.
REFRIGERATE 6 hours or overnight until firm. Top with sliced strawberries. Store leftovers in refrigerator.


Chellie said...

That looks absolutely delicious! Make some and share it with me!

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

LOL, you made me smile Chelle, I wish you lived nearby, you and me would pig out tomorrow on Strawberry pie!

Shirley said...

I love your strawberries for your birthday story. What a nice old man.

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Shirley, he made an impression on me for sure.