I am not really a fruits and veggies lover. In fact, I really don’t care for the three staple fruits that you can buy year round: apples, bananas (hate them) and oranges. I do really enjoy some summer fruits. I love peaches, strawberries, pineapple and seedless watermelon. Other than those four, I don’t really want anything else, not cantaloupe, honey due melon, blueberries or the like. I am really picky when it comes to this. You will never see me at a shower with fruit salad on my plate, or veggies from the veggie tray for that matter.
My husband is not a fruit lover either. He enjoys a good banana every now and then but doesn’t really seek out fruit for a snack. And I can guarantee you that you won’t see fruit or veggies on his plate at a party.
The jury is still out on what Elijah likes. His tastes and preferences change from week to week. One thing is for sure, he could eat oatmeal for breakfast and macaroni and cheese for lunch and dinner every day.
What does this have to do with my recipe, absolutely nothing. I just chased a rabbit a really long way.
Anyway, my husband and my friend Nicole would rather have this particular dessert than anything at any restaurant or bakery. I made it last night so it is fresh on my mind. Don’t tell them if comes from a box…
- box of Bisquick
- strawberries (normal size container)
- cool whip
Cut strawberries into bite size pieces, put in a bowl. Pour 3/4 cup sugar over the strawberries. Set aside. Stir to every now and then to get all berries covered. (In case you didn’t know, sugar, pulls the juice out of the berries. The longer you let this sit, the juicier they will become.)
Follow directions on Bisquick box for Strawberry Shortcake. I think it calls for 2 and 1/3 cup of Bisquick, I use 2 cups and a few shakes (maybe 2-3 tablespoons). This makes the shortcakes a little more moist.
Plop dough onto cookie sheet in biscuit sizes, follow baking instructions.
When shortcakes are done, spoon strawberries and cool-whip over warm cakes (Steven likes a double decker). I promise, you will never use angel food cake or those little cupcakes near the strawberries again.