Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Strawberry Shortcake

I live in a small farming community and our crops are delayed this season because of the extended cold and wet weather we experienced this year. But in the last few weeks the field activity has increased and we now have several stands scattered throughout the area filled with freshly picked strawberries.

If you’ve ever tasted food freshly picked from your garden then you can understand my enthusiasm. My husband lives for this time of the year. One of his favorites is fresh strawberry shortcake. He believes strawberry shortcake was created for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I’ve tried to explain to him nutrition, but he states strawberry shortcake contains all of the necessary nutrients for his existence: dairy and fruit. It’s hard to argue with his logic since it does contain eggs, cream, butter, and fresh strawberries. But this is a man who lives for the holidays when his mother makes him egg nog pie and I bake him pumpkin pie.

Have you ever watched the Cosby Show starring Bill Cosby? Cliff Huxtable has a weakness for subway sandwiches and greasy chips washed down with soda drank from a 2-liter bottle. The sandwich mimics something you’d see Dagwood from the Blondie comic strip eat. But as he prepares to eat this subway sandwich, which is forbidden by his wife Claire Huxtable, pure enjoyment is displayed in his facial expression. That is my husband eating strawberry shortcake, egg nog pie, and pumpkin pie.

How can I keep him from such pure pleasure? It would be like him trying to keep me from fabric.

1 comment:

Roslyn said...

Strawberry time, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries you name it I love 'em all