Saturday, May 19, 2012

That pail of strawberries....

Do you remember that pail of strawberries from the last post?  Well, no, we didn't have that many berries from our few plants.  Wouldn't it be nice, though?:-)  Of course, they are a bit of work.  I bought those berries from the truck that comes to town from a farm a couple of hours or so away.  Our strawberry season isn't long here, and I think it is probably about over.:-(

These lovely berries....

.......have made another appearance here!
Do you remember the recipe I posted several days ago for Carole's Strawberry Dessert?  Well, I was never completely satisfied with that recipe, so I have attempted to create another one on the same order.  We will just call this one "Nellie's Strawberries.":-)


1/4 cup butter, melted (1/2 stick)
2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs

- Combine the above and press into the bottom (and up the sides if you have enough) of an oblong dish.

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened ( used 1/3 reduced fat)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup Cool Whip ( I used Free)

- Mix these three ingredients together and pour over the frozen vanilla wafer crust.

2 cups (or more) sliced strawberries

- Arrange the sliced strawberries over the cream cheese layer.

1 pkg. (small) instant pudding (I used vanilla, but chocolate would be good as well).
1 3/8 cup milk (I used skim)

- Mix and let stand 2 minutes.  Pour over the strawberries.  Spread Cool Whip over the pudding layer.
- Keep refrigerated.

I am better pleased with the results following the changes I made.  Many of you may recognize this basic recipe.  There are several variations out there, and similar recipes may be found in various places.

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Next post - Asparagus


  1. This sounds really good Nellie! I bought strawberries when I shopped last week and they were perfect. I think I ate about half of them as I was preparing them for the freezer.

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  2. Mmmmmm, delicious, my plants are flowering already ;)

  3. I have never heard of this recipe and I am copying it over to use for the kids! Sounds delicious! xo Diana

  4. This sounds totally cool and refreshing, not to mention delicious! Thank you for sharing your adaptation of this yummy treat! :-)

  5. Well I love any kind of recipe with strawberries in it. I made one like it sort of it always turns out great. Your strawberries look wonderful.

  6. Love strawberry season...

    “If people are good only because they fear punishment,
    and hope for reward,
    then we are a sorry lot indeed.”

    ~Albert Einstein

  7. Love your recipe Nellie. It is somewhat similar to the one I posted a few months back but only with chocolate. I'm dying to try yours though. Your crust is SO much easier than the one I use and you add that beautiful strawberry layer. YUM! You've really done it up this time girfriend!!! Love it!


  8. Mmmm..I love strawberries and this dessert sounds delicious! Great recipe Nellie!

  9. I was delighted to see my first roadside strawberry sign today which can only mean, the strawberries are a comin'!

    Great recipe, Nellie. I can't wait to see what you do with asparagus!

  10. Nellie, beautiful strawberries:) I would love some:) Thank you Nellie for your kinds words to help ease my pain. Smiles, xo, Susie