I stopped in to Wal-Mart the other day to grab just a few items and was pleased to find strawberries when I walked in the door and cheap too. So I grabbed a few quarts and went about my way.
Later the next day I was standing in my kitchen trying to decide on a dessert and thought I really wanted to use the strawberries. Not having time to bake a cake for strawberry shortcake, I thought I'd improvised.
It was light, cool and refreshing. Just what we needed since the weather had decided to jump from 50 degrees to 80+. Crazy NC weather. We always say "if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes cause it's gonna change". Seriously, it does.
I chose to make a "small" dessert since it is just my husband and myself. I am still not used to making anything small. I am so accustomed to baking/cooking for a crowd or at least 4 hungry guys. sigh...empty nest is NOT fun. I miss my guys. Okay before I start wandering down memory lane and boring you to tears, let's get to the recipe.
1 quart strawberries, washed and hulled
1 package french vanilla pudding
1 3/4 cup milk
6 graham crackers
sliced almonds (optional)
First I washed and hulled the strawberries and sliced them. Then I took my grandmothers small casserole baker and placed 3 graham crackers in the bottom. Then mixed the pudding and allowed it to set some. Half the pudding was spread over the crackers. Next came the stacking. Strawberries, crackers, pudding, strawberries and topped with sliced almonds. It made for a pretty dessert.