It's too hot to really cook, but my son found this simple recipe for a Strawberry Parfait, and with some minor adjustments we made it even more simple. In the words of Donkey from Shrek, everybody loves a parfait.
First you have to wash your strawberries. You don't have to wear rubber band bracelets when you do this, but if you want to look cool, you probably should.
Then slice your berries.
Next you are going to want to sweeten the strawberries with a bit of sugar.
Can I just say how delicious these particular strawberries were? I had quit buying strawberries, because they had been tasting a lot like, um, well, a lot like nothing. However, these strawberries were sweet, juicy, and delicious. Summer in a bowl.
The original recipe calls for you to cook up some pudding. It's too hot to use the stove and we were too lazy anyway. We bought already made vanilla pudding and emptied the containers into a bowl. We then quickly disposed of the containers, stood back and proclaimed, "Look! Pudding!"
Stir some Cool Whip into your pudding to make it light and fluffy.
Now you are going to layer the pudding/cool whip mixture and the strawberries into glasses.
Continue layering until the glass is filled to the top. Then at the very top add a little dollop of Cool Whip.
Voila! Sit out on your back porch and enjoy the fact that you didn't have to use the stove or oven to create this delicious treat.