It's the best time of the summer -- strawberry season!! Les went picking on Saturday and brought home 3 pails (for now -- he's planning on going again sometime this week to get another SIX!!). We have already enjoyed them on vanilla ice cream -- AND -- yesterday afternoon I made two strawberry pies. My parents came over for supper and this was a delightful summer treat for all of us (it's been hard for me to stay out of the leftovers while Les is at work...the plan is to wait till he's home and finish it for supper tonight...so far, so good!) Take a peek at the end result -- my presentation might not be as good as Rachel Ray's, but it tasted every bit as good as something she would whip up!
2 cups water ----------1 cup sugar
3 tbsp corn starch ---------sliced fresh strawberries
1 small pkg strawberry jell-o ---------- whipped cream
Bring water, sugar & cornstarch to rolling boil. Add jell-o and let cool about 20 minutes. Pour over berries in pre-baked pie shell; top with whipped cream.
(apparantly this is also good with fresh peaches & peach jell-o too!)