Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Best Dessert Ever and Christmas

Just had to share two things: the Best Dessert Recipe Ever and the realization that Christmas is right around the corner.

Here's the is from a cookbook that my mom contributed to years ago called "Gingerbread and all the trimmings." It will change your life. If I'm wrong write me a comment and send me an even better recipe.  I'm up for a little friendly banter.  Especially over dessert.  

Strawberry Brulee

1 (8oz.) package cream cheese
1 1/2 cups sour cream
6 Tablespoons sugar
2 pints fresh strawberries (sliced)
1 cup brown sugar

Beat cream cheese and sour cream until fluffy.  Add sugar and mix 30 seconds.  In 9 x 13 dish layer strawberries and cream cheese mixture--no right way to do this! Sprinkle brown sugar on top and put on bottom shelf of oven.  Broil until bubbly.  Eat while hot and then try it cold.  We are torn in our house which way is better! 

Okay on to Christmas.  I went to Joann fabric and lo and behold (say with southern twang to get best effect) it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  I knew Hobby Lobby had their stuff out (even the air fresheners...aaahhhh) but the other stores are catching up and soon there will be trees and wreaths and the whole deal.  How exciting!  I'm the type that actually really likes this so if you're the, "but it's July..." type then I'm sorry.  You might not like me after all.


Emmy said...

Well, we came from the exact same family, and I like to start celebrating Christmas no sooner than December 1st!! Feliz Navidad for the next 5 months.

Mary said...

bah humbug aunt emmy. i might start eating stuff out of your stocking. love, ty

Carley said...

I love to start celebrating/decorating early, too. I'll enjoy it with you even if Emmy won't. :) Emmy (in case you read this)...come hang with us soon! I haven't seen you in forever.

Emmy said...

Thanks, Carley! I'm glad Mary has you to shop the pre-Christmas sales with her. (It makes me sweat with anxiety just to think about it!!) :-)