Mmmm Strawberries…10 Steps To Dessert!

I very rarely buy strawberries here in Okinawa. Unfortunately, they are just too expensive. For the price I generally pay here; I would guess that I could get two to three times as many strawberries in the states. Yesterday, I noticed that they were a lot cheaper than they normally are. So, I bought a pound of them!

I like to eat sugared strawberries over angel food cake but this time I tried something a little different. Here are step by step directions for preparing a easy and yummy dessert!

1. Rinse and core 1 pound of strawberries.

2. Slice the strawberries.

3. Gently mix 1/4 cup of sugar with the strawberries.

4. Cover and refrigerate for 2 or more hours.

5. Gather Strawberries, Snickerdoodles*, Vanilla Ice Cream, & Whipped Cream.

6. Scoop ice cream partially between two cookies.

7. Spoon strawberries on top of cookies and ice cream.

8. Top with whipped cream.

9. Place one slice of strawberry on top of the whipped cream.

10. Enjoy every bite!


*I used store bought cookies. Next time I think I am going to try Sugar Cookies in place of the Snickerdoodles.

**In case you were wondering; my kitchen is made up of mostly Pampered Chef items. Here is a list of the items you see in my pictures:

  • Colander & Bowl Set
  • Core & More
  • Egg Slicer Plus
  • Ice Cream Dipper
  • Mix ‘N Scraper
  • 1-cup Prep Bowl
  • Small Square Plates

It Is Good That I Am Versatile

Well…I’m not usually. Most of the time I am very particular in an OCD type of way. My closet is organized by color and type of clothes. My Dvds are organized by alphabet and rating. My books are organized by author. I have indexes on my blog so that I can organize, alphabetize, and have easy access to my post links. I hate when plans change and I rarely am willing to do something spur of the moment. The list goes on.

But, this morning, I was versatile. I can prove it!

I am drinking my favorite orange-spice tea sweetened with yummy honey!

Why is this being versatile?

Because I generally wake up to a nice cup of coffee;

mixed, sweetened, and topped with the following:

Or if I have to leave the house in the mornings;

there is nothing like a Hot White Chocolate Mocha or Carmel Macchiato from:

I am a big coffee drinker but I also like a good cup of tea on occasion. This morning’s occasion being that I forgot to buy coffee filters while I was grocery shopping yesterday!

What do you drink to start your mornings?