My daughter-in-law Lacey makes these for us.
We love them.
We love her.
If not for the obvious (she married our son....) and then gave us three gorgeous grandkids...
Then her skills in the kitchen would have won us over! Lacey is a creator, she loves to grab ideas and run with them, both in the house and in the kitchen, but these are simple enough a beginner kitchen queen can do them...
And they impress people!
Now youse all know, I love impressing people! My ego is quite healthy. :)
And these do the trick without too much time, so here goes:
You will need:
Strawberries (we use a 2 lb. tub or basket)
White chocolate melting wafers
Blue "white" chocolate melting wafers
Silver sprinkle stars (edible) or red/white/blue decorating crystals
The crystals, stars and melting chocolates are available in most big grocery stores or you can find them at Michael's, AC Moore, JoAnne's, etc. Melting wafers stay fine if kept in a re-sealed bag or canister! If you don't use them all, seal and store them until the next fun project!
Rinse strawberries. Pat them dry on paper towels gently.
Melt white chocolate wafers/bar over double boiler. (If you don't have a double boiler (most of us don't!!!) I put a heavy duty glass bowl (Pyrex, Corning, etc) over a saucepan with about two inches of water in the bottom. Make sure bowl doesn't touch water. Heat water, no boiling, just hot enough to melt chocolate. Put white chocolate wafers in bowl, melt and stir...
Place foil or parchment or freezer paper on cookie sheet. Dip strawberries about half way up in the white chocolate.
Repeat with blue melting wafer in a clean bowl. Dip the berries about halfway up the white chocolate...
Then sprinkle with edible silver stars.
And here you go:
Quick, fun and a crowd-pleaser!
We're still planting here, it's late but we were stymied by Mother Nature....
But we have this!!!!
Getting ready for Father's Day, making cards and cookies for our dads!!!
Mary made her Dad a 4-eyed alien picture with rainbow hair and two arms coming out of his head. And a nose, she told me don't forget about the nose. And we trimmed the cards with REAL PICTURES OF FRUIT, FLOWERS AND VEGGIES from seed catalogs!!! We went all out!
Cookie detail at the mixer!!!!!! And then these guys stopped out to see Grandpa because they were all going to the big ALS 5K on Father's Day. Anna, always ready, rockin' the Santa hat!
Mini version of "Bridge to Terabithia"... Logan and Kenzie (she's holding a toad) dug a "big pond"!!! and then they made a bridge over it with the ladder.... and they're sailing boats in the pond.
Who needs expensive toys???? #budget #frugal #imaginationsrock!
I love the change of seasons, each one makes me smile!