I baked a Strawberry Shortcake today. Just because I could.
Also because every summer I squirrel away in the freezer the required six cups of beautiful strawberries to save for a winter's day when we (make that me) need a special pick-me-up.
Besides which we really didn't indulge in many holiday sweet treats this year. I made only one single batch of Christmas cookies. My Scandinavian Almond Bars. I'm not even Scandinavian (by a long shot), but those bars are sooo good.
My choice of the Strawberry Shortcake was also made because there are only six tablespoons of sugar in the whole concoction. And the strawberries taste so fresh that it's a lovely, light treat that maybe perhaps will help pull me out of my doldrums.
I have not been a delight to be around today. Just ask Papa Pea. Don't worry, it's nothing serious, and I truly know I have no reason to be such a grumpy-dump. Other than the fact that I did have a terrible night's sleep last night and have absolutely zero energy today.
So there. That's my reason for baking a Strawberry Shortcake today. A July treat in January.