Tex here, fresh off a weekend at our family ranch. This weekend held extra meaning for me, but not because it was Labor Day. You see, today our "farm" looks like this.
But two years ago this weekend, it looked like this.
Yes, that's smoke. Notice how everything is brown. We were in the midst of one of the worst droughts in Texas history. Throw in thirty mile per hour winds and sparks from a downed power line and you have a recipe for disaster.
This marked the beginning of one of the roughest seasons of our lives. Today we stand on the other side, scarred, but in awe of God's mighty power.
I kept the eats as easy as possible this weekend. And while our resident GAL was crossing the line from summer to fall, I was still celebrating summer. And what says summer better than strawberries and strawberry shortcake. This isn't near as yummy as Jan's strawberry shortcake (recipe here), but when you're feeling lazy, it fits the bill just fine.
First you need some strawberries.
Slice them into a bowl (yes, you must rinse them first) and add some sugar. I had two quarts, so I added somewhere between 3/4 and 1 cup of sugar. Stir and set aside. You want to get those juices flowing. The strawberries, that is. Now yours.
Next you'll need some of these. (Ruthy, stop rolling your eyes. We're doing lazy eats today)
A store-bought angel food cake will work too. (Actually, I prefer it, but this was all I could find)
You may also want some of this.
Now for the assembly. My lovely assistant, Michael, will show you how he likes his shortcake.
You start with this.
Then you add a layer of whipped cream. Personally, I like to add my berries first, but this is his dessert, so I'm not saying a word.
Oh, look. Somebody left me a tip! :)
Then you fill the center with the strawberry mixture.
Now, ever so carefully, you spoon your strawberries around the sides.
Then you add more whipped cream. And the extra dollop in the center is essential.
The best thing about lazy eats, is that you can just put the stuff on the counter and let everyone fix for themselves. Of course, when it involves a can of whipped cream, that could spell trouble.
Do you ever have lazy eats? If so, what?