How was your Thanksgiving, friends? Mine was wonderful. I’m still picking the meat off of a smoked turkey carcass and fighting the urge to dig into the remaining coconut pie. (Mom, please stick it in the freezer before I come over and tackle it.) We had one of our three (!) dinners at my brother-in-law’s house in the woods. It is absolutely gorgeous this time of year and some of us even found some treasures buried beneath the crisp fall leaves.
|One man’s giant acorn is another man’s treasure.|
I have one more decadent dessert to post before I make myself fast on broth and lettuce leaves until Christmas. I just felt the urge to get this out of my hard drive and into the blogosphere where it can truly be appreciated.
It probably seems odd to be posting a strawberry dessert at the end of November, but I actually have some very nice looking strawberries in my grocery store right now. But I bet if you don’t have fresh strawberries, you have the frozen ones, and I’m sure they would work just as nicely. Think of this dish as a cold weather version of Strawberry Shortcake. I made French toast out of store-bought pound cake slices (oh yes I did), then whipped up a sweet and tangy goat cheese mousse, then layered that with warm strawberries that I roasted in aged balsamic vinegar and sugar. It was heaven. And I would be perfectly within my right to eat this for breakfast because everybody knows that French toast is a breakfast food.
BUT WAIT!!! There’s more!!!
Let’s just say that you didn’t want to go through the trouble of making French toast out of pound cake slices. You could easily layer some small cubes of pound cake with the goat cheese mousse and strawberries and put it all in cute little 8-ounce mason jars. And the great thing about this is that it’s instant portion control!
Unless you eat four of them in one sitting, then it’s a train wreck.
Could you just die from all the cuteness?
Here are my notes:
-I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I prefer aged balsamic vinegar, but you can use the regular.
-And if you think you don’t like balsamic vinegar on strawberries, you are wrong.
-And if you think you don’t like goat cheese, you are wrong.
-And if you think you don’t like pound cake made into French toast, well, come one, DON’T BE RIDICULOUS!!!