It's been one of those months around here. My little guy finished Calvert School 6th grade right after Memorial Day, and got all 1's (that's straight A's in most schools), no minor accomplishment! It's the first time this year he hasn't gotten a 2 (B) or even one 3 (C) in the mix. Ryan finally finished school last Monday, and came out of his finals very pleased with himself. The report card will, of course, arrive in a couple of weeks. Father's Day was a joyous affair, as always, with gifts such as meatball subs and cookies being bestowed upon the adoring Dad. Obviously, he was a very happy man.
So, how about an easy dessert for a hot summer night?
STRAWBERRY GELATINE DESSERT
1 pound frozen strawberries, partially thawed and sliced
1 box strawberry gelatine
1 cup boiling water
2 cups ice
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
Distribute the strawberries between 5 or 6 dessert dishes.
Pour the boiling water into a 4 cup measuring pitcher, stir in the gelatine mix, and stir until dissolved (I use a whisk). Add the ice, stir until it begins to melt and the gelatine partially sets, remove the remaining chunks, and distribute about 2/3 of the gelatine among the dessert dishes. Whip the cream with the sugar and vanilla; remove half from the mixing bowl, pour the remainder of the gelatine in the bowl and beat into the whipped cream. Spoon over the desserts, and put them in the refrigertor for a few minutes to set. Top with plain whipped cream. (For those of you who hate to make whipped cream, use something store bought. I understand completely.)
It's easy, it's pretty, and it's cool. What more could anyone ask for?