When unable to write, my first impulse is to eat, drink a cup of coffee, or at least think of food. The following recipe will not satisfy “writers block”, but it is delicious, nutritious, and rather inexpensive (once you have purchased the ingredients.)
1 – One point of high quality, vanilla ice cream
2 – One or two jiggers of Grand Marnier Liquor
3 – One pint of fresh strawberries
In your favorite dessert serving bowl, allow the pint of vanilla ice cream to melt at room temperature. When the ice cream has melted, stir it so as to remove any remaining lumps. Take half of the berries and place them into the ice cream. Mix them gently. Now place the serving bowl into the refrigerator and remove just prior to serving. When dessert times arrive, put the remaining berries into the ice cream. The initial berry group may have dropped beneath the surface of the ice cream. The latter berries will float until you mix in the one or two jiggers of Grand Marnier. The amount of liquor used depends upon your taste. Serve the dessert in individual cups. The recipe serves at least four, more likely six persons. More often than not, your guests will not guess the basic ingredient, and they will insist that the cream is unique, delicious and tres chic!