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Monday, July 4, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake

Happy 4th of July!  It has been a Herring tradition to have a BBQ on the 4th.  For many years, we had the BBQ at Phillip's Mom's house and the entire Herring family always came for ribs that Phillip would grill.  As time went on, the BBQ was held at our house and we always enjoyed having everyone over.  Now, we still have a BBQ for just our family.  There will be grilled ribs, potato salad, baked beans, yeast rolls, english pea salad, watermelon, cantaloupe, and oreo ice cream dessert.  Brent, Joy, Brooke, and Eli will be coming to eat with us.  When evening comes, there will be bottle rockets and sparklers.  Life is good.

When I was thinking about what I wanted to post for the 4th, I thought about the wonderfully delicious Strawberry Shortcake that my niece, Marcie, makes.  Dobbs BBQ in Dothan is known for their Strawberry Shortcake and I would order a whole sheet cake and a half sheet cake of Strawberry Shortcake when we celebrated Employee Appreciation Day at the Clinic where I work.  Marcie also used to work with me and one year she said that she could make a Strawberry Shortcake for our Employee Appreciation Day that was very similar to Dobb's, so we placed an order with her.  Marcie's Strawberry Shortcake was enjoyed so much by all of our staff that we continued to order from her for as long as she worked with us. 

You can use fresh strawberries, if available, or frozen strawberries from your grocery store.  Create a family memory with a homemade Strawberry Shortcake.

                                                       Strawberry Shortcake

1 - Duncan Hines Butter Recipe Cake Mix

Follow box directions, using 1 stick of Parkway margarine for the butter in the recipe.  Bake as directed.  Allow cake to cool.  Using a wooden spoon, poke holes in the cake with the handle of the spoon. 

24 oz. frozen strawberries with juice
12 oz. Cool Whip

Place a strawberrry in each of the holes that you poked in the cake.  Pour strawberries with juice over the cake.  Spread Cool Whip over strawberries.  You can decorate with additional strawberries placed on top of the Cool Whip.    Refrigerate.

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