I don’t know what it is about the combination but I love strawberries and bananas together. I am not always good at eating my fruit so I try to find ways to mix it up a bit. This is another easy recipe but it is definitely a good one to keep in mind when looking for a quick dessert or even adding some fruit with breakfast.
Strawberries and Bananas
1 medium banana
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
1 Tbs sugar
In medium bowl combine sliced banana, strawberries, lemon juice, and sugar. Allow to chill in fridge for about 30 minutes or longer for sugar to dissolve and strawberries to get juicy. The lemon juice with help keep the banana from browning; you also may want to stir again after it has chilled for a bit just to make sure bananas are coated well.
I decided it was time for another dessert recipe. I couldn’t think of anything easier than this cobbler recipe. It’s an adaptation of my Aunt Barb’s recipe from the family cookbook. I remember making this when we were kids so who know who is the original creator; of course I can never leave well enough alone so this is yet another cobbler recipe for the family archives.
You will want to drain your peaches if using frozen or canned; I did not and it came out a bit saucy. I think it will still be good; besides if I find it’s too saucy I will just serve it with some ice cream and drizzle the extra sauce over the top.
Homemade Peach Cobbler
1 pint peaches ~ or favorite fruit; can be canned, frozen, or fresh ~ for today’s recipe I used frozen sweetened peaches
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
Pour peaches into 1 – 1 1/2 quart casserole or small baking dish.
Combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar and baking powder in small bowl. Add cream and stir together.
Batter will be thick a bit softer than a biscuit dough but not sticky; pat out into piece large enough to cover peaches. I was able to pick up the dough and pat between my hands or use a piece of waxed paper to spread or roll out batter before placing on top.
Mix together remaining sugar and water.
Pour over top and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Mom always made a version of this when we were kids. If I remember right she used lime jello and mandarin oranges. There are I am sure hundreds of versions out there. The measurements vary from recipe to recipe and the combinations of jello flavors and fruit are endless. Today I went with lime and pineapple, at work we call a similar combination pink parfait and use red jello instead. Pick your favorite color to compliment your picnic!
Jello Fluff Salad
1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup cool whip
1 can pineapple chunks or tidbits ~ 8 o.z. or larger
1 package lime jello ~ I used a 6 o.z. package most recipes call for the smaller 3 o.z. the more you use the fuller the flavor and brighter the color which may or may not be a good thing!
1 cup mini marshmallows
Mix together all ingredients and chill before serving. I like to mix the cottage cheese and jello package together first; I don’t know if it really makes a difference but it incorporates well this way. Like I mentioned before try different flavors of jello and your favorite fruit.