Yesterday at the grocery store I bought organic strawberries with no particular plan in mind. Today , while running around between house stuff and work and squeezing some exercise in, I had the ridiculous and unfamiliar desire to make a decent dinner , including dessert ! What the heck is that all about?!? Maybe because this morning I caught a little bit of Martha on TV and it rubbed off on me? Anyhow, making a complete dinner including dessert on a week night, especially Monday, is as remote an idea as me having tea with the Queen on a Thursday. Anyhow, I decided to try and make a Weight Watchers friendly version of Strawberry Shortcake. Never one to do things completely homemade, I pulled out my trusty box of Heart Smart Low Fat Bisquick and followed the recipe on the box. (the only change I made was I substituted Splenda for the sugar.) Well, they came out really good ! and they were very quick and easy to make. (by the way, that blob on the top of the shortcake is low fat coolwhip -- it wasn't quite defrosted there which is why it looks a little stiff.) Anyhow, here's the recipe if any of you would like to try it -- oh, and by the way, it's only 3 Wt Watcher points per serving -- which is a good thing!
1 pint of strawberries
1/4 cup Splenda
1/3 cup fat-free skim milk
1 cup reduced - fat baking mix (eg. Bisquick)
2 TBSP Splenda
low fat cool whip
Wash and cut up strawberries. Mix strawberries with 1/4 cup splenda. Heat oven to 425. Stir Bisquick mix 2 TBSP splenda, and milk until soft dough forms. Drop by 4 spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Split warm shortcakes; fill and top with strawberries and cool whip. Makes 4 shortcakes. Enjoy!
I also thought I'd post a picture of my VERY slow moving granny square afghan project. I purposely leave it in the kitchen so that when I 'm waiting for the tea kettle to boil, I can pick it up and work on it for a few minutes -- which doesn't happen as often as I'd like it to -- I usually end up getting distracted by a million other things - - - but, this morning after I got back from the school bus stop I purposely ignored the mess in the kitchen sink and picked up the granny square instead -- just until the tea kettle was whistling up a storm --- so I made a teensy little bit of progress , at least!
The last picture is of a bouquet of BEAUTIFUL roses my husband gave me over the weekend -- they really are the prettiest roses I've seen in a long time. They look lovely there posing with those 2 new quilting magazines, don't you think?
Well, I better get off of this computer and out of the kitchen (where this computer is located) so that I don't inhale the last left over strawberry shortcake --- and it's really , really calling my name . . . .
Mary Anne (aka Mare)