Cooking 101

I have written a few times about how the church where we hold our monthly school retirees meeting serves a senior lunch on the days of our meetings. For years, Debbie has been in charge of organizing the meals and I have been bringing a dessert of some kind to share with the group.

Well, Debbie has retired and passed the meal planning on to Marge. I still make a dessert. Marge, unlike Debbie, likes to plan theme meals. So for the last one before summer break, no meals are served July or August, Marge planned a picnic themed lunch.

The meal consisted of BBQ, and pork BBQ, as well as salads. She also said that she would like strawberry desserts to go with the meal. I don’t really have any strawberry desserts so I went looking and found one that sounded good to me.

I wanted something cool, light, and that had a feel of summer. I found a dessert called “Strawberry Delight”.

As always, the first thing I like to do is gather all my ingredients, tools, and pan.

First order of business was to make the crust. This consisted of one pack, of a three pack box, of graham crackers crushed and mixed with 1/2 cup of melted butter. I pressed the mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch pan and placed in the refrigerator to cool.

After draining a 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple, I mixed it with a can of strawberry pie filling.

From the bag of mini marshmallows I measured out 4 cups and added them to the mixture making sure all the marshmallows were coated.

Next came the whipped topping. I added a 16 oz. container to the bowl and folded it in until everything was a pink color.

The last thing I needed to add was a bag of partially thawed frozen strawberries, roughly chopped. Like I said, I needed a strawberry dessert and this fit the bill for me.

Everything was mixed and ready to be poured onto the crust.

Now. pop it into the refrigerator overnight and it will be ready to take to lunch.

In case you are wondering, yes, I did sample it before I poured it onto the crust and it was pretty good if I must say so myself.

Here is the recipe:


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15 responses to “Cooking 101

  1. Trish

    Now you’ve got me salivating, but it’s way too early for breakfast. I was just wondering yesterday about WHEN the local strawberries would be calling out, “Pick me!” I am ready to heed their call. (Love the photos accompanying the step-by-step.)

  2. Ooooh! That looks so cool and refreshing and yummy!. Thanks for the step-by-step pics and the recipe. I’m going to have to give this a try.

  3. Lainie Levin

    This looks AMAZING. And you’re right. This is perfect for any kind of picnic or potluck. I’ll have to give this one a whirl!

  4. Yummy! Reminds me of a similar recipe my mom always made for potlucks.

  5. Bob, you are such an organized baker. Your research paid off. The cake must have been a hit. Thanks for sharing the strawberry delight.

    • Carol, it was really perfect dessert gir a hot day.

      • Glad to hear that. I have been lagging behind in writing. My left eye (latest surgery eye) is feeling stingy so reading is at a minimum. Hope all is well with you. Storms hit this afternoon and will be here again tonight.

  6. Terje

    Your food posts are always welcome. I appreciate that you added the recipe. I’d like to try the dish this summer.

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