Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sensual Strawberries!

Yesterday I picked up 3 quarts of strawberries for just  $2.00 a quart.  It's the end of strawberry season here, so this was my last HOORAH to salute the sensuous strawberry!  We are doing it up in style for dinner tonight, well at least some of the family is doing it in style.  Not me....I'm trying to drop a few pounds so these ruby red beauties will just pop into my mouth, and have them in my fresh greens salad with grilled chicken, in the hopes that I can stay on target{!} this isn't going to be easy!
Now here is a quick & easy "Hazzard In The Kitchen" style Strawberries & Creme Stuffed French Toast
1 Pkg. Refrigerated Crescent Rolls
1 8 oz. container Philadelphia Cooking Creme OR an 8 oz. pkg Original Philadelphia Cream Cheese - room temperature 
1 quart fresh strawberries, cleaned and sliced
Six hours later - "well I did it"!!!  The will power stayed strong -  YEA for me.  I had just one little bite of the Strawberries & Creme "Dreams", then stuck with my healthy dinner which I pOsted on the blog for you to see. It really was delicious, I 'm smitten with the cross flavors of balsamic dressing and sweet strawberries plus the grilled flavors of basil chicken..delicious
Now here is a quick & easy "Hazzard In The Kitchen" style recipe
: Strawberries & Creme Stuffed French Toast
1 Pkg. Refrigerated Crescent Rolls
1 8 oz. container Philadelphia Cooking Creme OR an 8 oz. pkg Original Philadelphia Cream Cheese - room temperature 
1 quart fresh strawberries hulled, rinsed and sliced
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
6 Tblsp butter
Prep & Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
1. Follow directions on Crescent roll package and bake.  Remove rolls from oven when golden, let cool.
2. Pour the Cooking Creme into  a medium sized bowl and stir in the sugar.  If you are using Original Philly Cream Cheese - place in mixer add in 2 tablespoons of milk, blend til smooth and add in the sugar.
3. In a separate bowl using a whisk blend the eggs and 1/2 cup milk together. {p.s.- I like to add just a drop of vanilla extract to the mix!} 
4. Add butter to frying pan, melt over medium heat until bubbly.  In the meantime slice your Crescent rolls lengthwise 3/4's of the way through, leaving the roll "hinged".  Dip each roll into egg mixture - fry a minute or so on either side of the roll until golden.
5. Remove rolls from frying pan, slather inside {flat side] of each roll with Creme mixture, then fill with strawberries, top off with a dusting of powdered sugar, stand on the hinged side of the bread & DIG IN.  You will be thanking me for this recipe - it's just awesome~ Yumm!
 Cathy

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