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Friday, June 15, 2012

Whip it, whip it good

It's officially summer, which means one thing here in El Paso--temperatures in the low 100s (on a good day). As a result, the thought of spending any time in the kitchen, even if it's to make something delightfully delicious, has me breaking out into a sweat.  I'm beginning to understand why outdoor grilling is so popular around these parts.  I've always had a bit of a sweet tooth and being pregnant has only exacerbated things, so you can imagine my delight when I stumbled upon a no-bake strawberry cheesecake recipe appropriately named "Strawberry Delight Dessert."  It had so many of my (and Sammy's) favorites--cream cheese, graham crackers, fresh strawberries and COOL WHIP Whipped Topping (which has been on my mind ever since it appeared on Mad Men a few weeks back)--plus the refrigerator does the bulk of the work, and what's not to like about that?

I mixed everything up while Sammy entertained himself with some toys in the living room for a bit--the most labor intensive part was cutting up all of the strawberries, which took all of 10 minutes to do...I probably could have done it a little faster, but I kept taking breaks to eat a strawberry slice here and there.  Once Sammy figured out what I was up to in the kitchen, he discovered the best part that comes with making anything with COOL WHIP (short of the actual dessert itself)--licking the spoon.

After a gourmet dinner of pizza (it was a long day and have I mentioned just how hot is is down here?) the Strawberry Delight was set and ready to eat.  In all actuality, it was ready before the pizza arrived and I had to exercise some serious restraint to keep myself from enjoying dessert before dinner.  I mean, just look at it--can you blame me?

It tasted just as good as it looked, but it was missing a little something something and then I had one of those d'oh moments and realized that all it needed was some COOL WHIP on top and BOOM--my everyday dessert was taken to the next level.  Even Captain Husband, who is not the world's biggest cheesecake fan, dug in for not one, but two helpings.

As for Sammy, well, I think he has himself a new favorite dessert.  He also had seconds and when I informed him that thirds were out of the question (the kid had to go to bed at some point) he spent a good five minutes licking each and every one of his fingers.

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melifaif said...

YUMMMMMMMYYYYYY!!!!! It is scorching, isn't it!? Ugh. But, that dessert does look miiiiighty fine. Oh yesss....

Sarah Halstead said...

Ohhh!!! I HAVE to make that. Yummy!!

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