Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Red, White and Blue Parfait

221. Fourth of July was restful and so enjoyable. My little kitchen helper wanted to make a special dessert so we decided on a parfait.
We started with red and blue Jell-o but included fresh blueberries and strawberries, but our secret ingredient was lemon zest.
First we chose tall glasses and dropped blueberries in the bottom. Filled the bottom third with blue Jell-o and placed them in the frig for about an hour.
Once the blue Jell-o was set we poured the red Jell-o next.
In a small bowl we cut up strawberries, added blueberries, sugar and lemon zest. We let this sit out on the counter so the fruit would sweat and the sugar dissolve. Then, placed spoonfuls of this fruit in the red jell-o and back to the frig. The red Jell-o will not set as thick as the blue but it will taste fantastic.
When we were ready to serve we dolloped whipped cream on top and then decorated with more blueberries and strawberries.
Our little red and blue windmills added just the right touch. (Not to mention the fabulous crackle manicure;o)
So simple but so refreshing and delicious. And don't forget the lemon zest!

"Instead of being taught independence, energy, and enterprise, our youth today is taught to look for security.
~B. Carroll Reece

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