June 6, 2011

Berry Chocolate Fools & Menu Plan Monday

I've got lots to share with you folks. This woman has been busy whipping things up. Waffles, grilled chicken, steak, muffins, popsicles...how I love summer cooking. And the fact that I have a grill. And a waffle maker. And popsicle molds.

And...

I won my first giveaway!!


SO excited. I don't have any kind of cookie, cupcake, or cake decorating set. I can't wait to use this stuff!

Anywho. Today. I'm sharing a simple, yet elegant, dessert.


You may have also seen it here. I gushed enough about the pork chops we had that night, now I'll gush about the dessert!

That night, I wanted a small dessert that two people could share. I didn't want to bake up a full pie or cake that would sit in the kitchen mocking me, calling me to eat the rest. The Food Network magazine has a great section for easy, small, quick desserts. I flipped through some past issues and found this.


I'm not kidding when I say this is ridiculously easy. First, you'll need to pour some whipping cream in a bowl with confectioner's sugar. Beat like you normally would to get whipped cream. Melt some chocolate and swirl that in with the whipped cream. Find some bowls, add several spoonfuls of the chocolate whipped cream, and top it off with strawberries, blueberries...any fruit you like really. It is lip-smacking delicious! Haha. :)

Source: Food Network 

1 quart quartered strawberries
a handful of blueberries
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons confectioners sugar
2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

Toss strawberries with 2 tablespoons granulated sugar in a bowl. Beat heavy cream with 2 confectioners sugar until soft peaks form. Melt semisweet chocolate in the microwave and cool slightly; fold into the whipped cream. Layer the cream and berries in glasses/bowls.


It is also Menu Plan Monday! I have a fairly simple menu this week as the hubby won't be home for dinner several nights. It'll be me and Sandy. :)


Marinated Chicken with Roasted Asparagus & Tomatoes
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Grilled Chicken Wraps
Gorgonzola, Pecan, and Cranberry Chicken Salad
Classic Mac and Cheese

Have a great week!

7 comments:

  1. Good for you! That is one awesome prize. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Your fools look scrumptious.

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  2. That's a perfect summer dessert- looks delicious! Love your giveaway prizes- so lucky. :)

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  3. This dessert recipe does look quick, easy and delicious. I love the beautiful fruit in it.

    I hope you enjoy your giveaway goodies. I can't wait to see what you bake!

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  4. Fools bring back such good memories of my childhood; and yes, perfect for summer weather! XOXO

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  5. What a great dessert, that we would really enjoy. Thanks for sharing and have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

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  6. yuuumo....looks good enough to eat [will be trying this one out today]

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  7. Hi!
    I would love for you to come and link up at A Themed Baker’s Sunday, where this week is a sweet theme: Random! Yep, Whatever sweety deliciousness you made this week, you can post!
    http://cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com/2011/06/themed-bakers-sunday-9.html
    Alyssa

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