At certain times I get very nostalgic about the past and what I remember as being so yummy and tasty I want to recreate it.
My Grams strawberry shortcake with home made sweet biscuits and heavy whipped cream, served with loads of fresh picked strawberries.
I picked the berries at Greens Bridge Gardens on Tuesday.
I wanted the sweet biscuits Gram used to make.
None of those shortcake cups from the grocery store. They fall apart, turn to mush as soon as berries are added.
The berry patch usually sells the ones I want, made by Grandma Jan a local baker. But the holiday had her running late, I didn't want to sit and wait.
I decided to make my own. Only wanted a couple.
Quick trip to pick up some heavy whip cream, and I'm ready for a trip down memory lane.
Now here's where you can visualize this dish of strawberry shortcake.
A deep desert dish.
Split the biscuit, lay bottom half in dish,
Cover with as many strawberries as you want,
Top the berries with the other part of biscuit .
Cover it with more berries,
Top the berries with a good dollop of whip cream.
Take a spoon, dip it into the dish, and taste the best ever strawberry shortcake.
Now I'm not much of a ice cream eater. I usually end up throwing it away.
But I do love Gelato.
Gelato and ice cream are not the same.
I saw this Coconut Gelato when at the store, decided I could work it into my meal plan.
With a little forethought you can have foods that don't fit into your daily meals.
I won't have Gelato and Strawberry Shortcake on the same day.
I'll balance out my meals and nutritional values with my other foods.
I choose what foods to indulge in.
What is important to me.
When at my craft show there was a local baker selling the tasty looking fruit filled fritters.
Most of the vendors were raving about how delicious they were.
I chose not to indulge.
I was planning the strawberry shortcake this week, so a huge fritter didn't fit into my food plan.
Give some through to what is important and what you can pass up.
I can watch what I eat. I can limit what I eat. But I won't give up all foods all the time.
I believe you have to balance it all out.
Deprive yourself from all the "forbidden foods" and you will eventually say to heck with it all and binge out on everything.
Then you will feel guilty and start all over.
Moderation,,,everything in moderation.
No fake, no fat free, sugar free, no substituted ingredient, just give me regular food in moderation and I will manage .
To all my Spark friends. Thank you for the lovely comments and best wishes on my Five Year Spark Anniversary.
Stay safe , make good choices. Do what works for you.
Peace and Love.