Things like: strawberries, Champ, meeting up with a bloggy friend (more on that later) and an engagement party.
This morning I'm trying to remind myself of that as I step over dust bunnies and ignore the dishes in the sink and strawberry juice on the floor. The athlete in me tells me that practicing is always harder than the actual race... focus on the positive TJ! Focus on your growth! Right, right, on to strawberries...
Strawberry picking is a bit of a tradition for us. We seem to have gotten skilled at the process because when it's a good berry season, we can pick 50lbs of strawberries in 2 hours. "We" meaning mostly Champ since his picking skills are way better than mine.
but I mean, if one of my goals this summer is to get better with my Rebel, then shouldn't I be practicing? I was just blabbering on about practicing a few moments ago...
and there are so many things to practice on this camera. So many things...
Eventually, we did make it home and the daunting process of WHAT TO DO??!!!!! with all these strawberries began. Since it was Father's Day, an immediate dessert was in order. After gathering the troops for a documentary photo (oh so willingly posed for)
I scrambled to the
and made a frozen vanilla mousse:
2 egg whites
2C heavy cream
vanilla bean (optional)
~beat egg whites until foamy, slowly add in 1/4C of the sugar and continue beating until whites hold their peaks. Set aside. Whip the cream, slowly adding in the remaining 1/4C sugar until it barely holds soft peaks. Stir in the vanilla and add in scrapings from vanilla bean, then fold in egg whites. Freeze. - adapted from Fannie Farmer
Then we invited our neighbor over for dinner
and a fatherly, summerly dessert topped off with...
*yay S! You are finally on the blog ;)