Strawberry recipe contest under way! California Strawberry Commission seeks “most romantic” concoction!
The title caught my eye and I started dreaming of strawberries in all sorts of forms. My interest really peaked when I read that the first place prize would be awarded a $1,000.00 Amazon gift card! Then I started dreaming of all the kitchen toys I could buy!
Well, damn procrastinator that I am, I missed the deadline!
Darn! The new Shun knife, food mill, bagel cutter, potato scrubbing gloves (I would use them if I won them!), and new blender that actually crushes ice would NOT be arriving at my doorstep anytime soon.
Even though I missed the contest deadline, I still made my “most romantic” concoction, Strawberry Mousse.
The recipe came from Feast on the Cheap, serving 16. Sixteen was more than I wanted, so I halved it! I also left out the preserves since I didn’t have any.
Save some of the strawberry puree and whipped cream before incorporating the two together for garnishing.
We had the most delicious desserts for several days while I tried to capture just the right picture. Here it’s served in a martini glass.
My hubby shared this mousse in a homemade chocolate cup with me.
I still had some leftover, so I turned my desk into a mini kitchen and filled these up for my co-workers.
These adorable mini ice cream cups were advertised to serve a shot of liquor in them.
These crisps look like chocolate covered potato chips. They’re perfect bite sized tastes.
The winner was announced on Valentine’s Day; Hearts AFire Lobster and Strawberry Parfaits. Lobster Parfaits?! oh, yes please!
Next year I’ll be prepared and I’m winning 😉