Honoring the Red, White & Blue

Flying the Flag on the 4th of July
Flying the Flag on the 4th of July

To all fellow Americans – Happy 4th of July!    Whether you’re spending time with family and friends enjoying BBQs, parades, the weekend at the cabin, or just relaxing at home finishing the day with a big bang of fireworks, today is a day that we celebrate our freedom.  I hope that your holiday is memorable, enjoyable, and safe.

Here’s a red, white and blue dessert that celebrates the delicious tastes of fresh picked strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream.

Fresh picked strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream topping.
Fresh picked strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream topping.

Although I’d like to take credit for the fresh strawberries, the plants in my garden are not quite ripe for picking so we stopped at a road-side stand on the way home from my nieces graduation party yesterday and purchased fresh strawberries, blueberries, cantaloupe and watermelon (grown in Indiana).

Red, White & Blue Dessert

1 qt. fresh strawberries, washed and trimmed

1/4 cup sugar

1 cup fresh blueberries, washed

Angel food cake

Whipped cream or Cool whip

Mash the strawberries with a fork and add sugar. Mix well.  Slice angel food cake into pieces.  Top with strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream and serve.  Savor the flavor of summer!

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