Another year of fireworks, cookouts and spending time with friends and family. I wanted to celebrate with “alternates” this year. Not to be non-American or give anyone a hard time if they did their independence day rituals. I just wanted this year to be a little different. Instead of hamburgers, potato salad and corn on the cob, I decided to make the following menu. Turkey Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes and a steamed asparagus, corn & baby carrot medley.
Did you do anything different?
I also wanted to try my hand at a southern dessert today, cobbler!! I saw fresh strawberries at the store and I couldn’t resist. I reached around for recipes and found this food blog that was kind of perfect for today.
From Scratch (Food plus Politics) had this little slice of heaven, Strawberry Cobbler!
With just these few ingredients:
1/2 stick unsalted butter
2 cups sliced strawberries
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk [I used 2% ~Dee]
1 – 2 TB sugar for topping
Set a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 350F. Place the butter in an 8-inch square or round baking dish or cake pan and put into the oven to melt. Remove when melted.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, baking soda and salt. Add the milk and whisk well.
Pour the batter on top of the melted butter — it’s okay if it’s still hot — and scatter the berries on top. Sprinkle on the additonal sugar.
Bake 50 to 60 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.
I really had a lot of fun and maybe even started a new tradition…4th of July Cobbler! Enjoy!