Strawberries, Memorial Day Style!

   

Happy Friday!  With Memorial Day upon us and the sort-of-official start to the summer season, I’m re-posting my recipe for dipped strawberries.  Around here, strawberries are ripe for the picking…right now!  This is an easy, quick way to dress up your strawberries in summer style.

Red,White and Blue Strawberries

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs of strawberries, washed and blotted dry
  • 12oz pkg of white chocolate chips
  • blue decorating sugar, poured into a small bowl

Directions:

Line a baking sheet or jelly roll pan with aluminum foil.  Melt chips in microwave, according to package directions (you may need to stir in between cycles and add more time) until smooth.  Dip strawberries 2/3 of the way into the melted chocolate, then 1/3 of the way into the blue sugar.  Place on foil.  Put the tray in the fridge for about 2 hours, or until chocolate hardens.

A couple of things to keep in mind:

1) It’s really important to dry the strawberries thoroughly before dipping; otherwise, the chocolate won’t stick to them very well.

2) Don’t make ahead; plan to use them that day.  The strawberries will start releasing water, which will get into the sugar’s blue dye and create a drippy mess.  (They still taste good, though!)

Have any recipes you’d care to share?  I’d love to hear from you!

Also in the spirit of Memorial Day, here’s a fun video parody by U.S. Army soldiers of the song “Call Me Maybe.”  It’s not the wildly popular one which imitates the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders’ version – you’ve probably all seen that one.  I actually like this one better.  Let me know what you think.

Wishing you a memorable Memorial Day with you family, and a special thank-you to our soldiers and their families who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  You will never be forgotten.

Until next time,

Kathy

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25 thoughts on “Strawberries, Memorial Day Style!”

  1. August McLaughlinAugust McLaughlin

    Fabulous idea, Kathy! And strawberries are especially delicious during hot summer months. I made banana bread recently loaded up with sliced strawberries and blueberries. It wasn’t as pretty as your darlings, but it sure was delicious. 🙂

  2. Ellie AnnEllie Ann

    Such a beautiful dessert! And YUM. They look delicious.

  3. Natalie HartfordNatalie Hartford

    Those look fahhhhbulous and so easy to do!! Squeee….I might just have to try putting a Canadian version together…LOL!!

  4. Karen McFarlandKaren McFarland

    It is strawberry season. Hubby and I are turning red we’ve eaten so many strawberries. lol. And yours look scrumptous girlfriend! Thanks for the idea and have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  5. Amy KennedyAmy Kennedy

    So pretty, I can’t believe I haven’t seen this done at any parties!

  6. Gloria RichardGloria Richard

    I’m with Amy, Kathy, I can’t believe I haven’t seen this done at any parties, either.

    I’m glad I haven’t seen this done at any parties, too.

    I can take them to the Memorial Day party. I won’t lie and pretend I invented the idea myself. I’ll simply do my “aw shucks” shrug.

    I am not responsible for assumptions made by others.

    God bless and heartfelt gratitude to those in active service, veterans, and their families. It’s WWII movie week at our house. My husband’s father was killed on Iwo Jima when he was a toddler, so he is understandably obsessed with all things related to that war.

  7. Kassandra LambKassandra Lamb

    How clever!! I will have to try this.

    Have a great weekend, Kathy!!

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