Portable Patriotic Berry Shortcakes
We have been swiftly ushered out of the graduation season and into the dog days of summer. Fans blowing at 10 am, sticky skin, sprinklers at all times of the day. And July isn’t even here yet. This is a stark contrast to our “June-uary” of 2012 where the temperatures hardly crawled to the upper 60s. I have to say, “I love the sun,” though. It makes me feel like I can do almost anything! Anyone else?
During graduation season when we were at a triple graduation celebration, we were served some portable strawberry shortcakes in a little plastic SOLO Cup
. With cubed shortcake. And topped with some whipped cream. I thought it was genius!
So I thought it would be perfect to serve to the school for Joshua’s 6th birthday. The kids could just grab and go. And then I decided to add a little patriotic flair, so we added blueberries. You can see below what we had for his birthday, although the lighting isn’t great. I had a hard time taking the shots inside his school.
And here’s another picture of portable patriotic shortcakes that I brought to a potluck in plastic (did you like the alliteration?). I port them without the cream so they don’t get soggy. Everyone likes their cream fresh, right?
So cut up your favorite biscuit, pound cake, angel food cake, or shortcake. Alternate it with fresh strawberries and blueberries. Top with some wondrous whipped cream. That’s it. You really don’t need a recipe for this. But if you want to make your own biscuits, here’s a 4 ingredient biscuit using yogurt, and here’s a dairy-free biscuit from Give Me Some Oven.
And the recipe I use for the biscuits don’t include any sugar, so the only sugar for us might be in the whipped cream. It’s so healthy. When we have the biscuits around, we’ll have strawberry shortcake for breakfast! I figure it’s way less sugar than boxed cereal. Plus the kids feel like they are getting dessert for breakfast. That’s our secret, though. You don’t have to tell them that they are eating so healthy. And for an ultra quick breakfast, the night before I’ve cut up the biscuits storing them in an airtight container, and washed and put the berries in covered jars lined up in the fridge ready to grab and go in the morning.
Simple. Easy. Beautiful. Portable. Patriotic. Enjoy!