When good intentions go “bad”?


Recently I found strawberries on sale and I thought I’d do that thing where you buy fruit and keep it available so that you snack on that instead of chips or cookies.  You know.  You see the fruit in the fridge or on the counter and you are just the most healthy thing ever, snackin’ on your fruit.

It didn’t quite work out that way.  Oh, sure, I’d occasionally grab a berry, but I realized that the poor strawberries were not looking so fresh anymore, so what to do?  I HATE wasting food.  Did you know that In the United States, food waste is estimated at between 30-40 percent of the food supply?  That drives me insane!  So much discarded food waste.  Usda  

It’s important to try to find ways to use the food you buy.  I decided I needed to do something quick with those berries.  Now this recipe has been floating around the internet for ages, but I think because of its simplicity, everyone disregards it.  Simple is great, though!  I mean, I love to work through a complicated recipe, but it’s summer, it’s hot and I’ve got berries to use!

Cheesecake Berries                                                                                        I don’t have measurements for this.  If you have that partial block of leftover cream cheese from another recipe, just take that, add a few spoonfuls of powdered sugar, a splash of vanilla and mix it until smooth.  Remove the stem section of the berries and hollow them out just a bit.  Then spoon the cream cheese filling into each berry and then I whipped a bit of cream that I had leftover (see, no waste!),  and sprinkled graham cracker crumbs on the top.

Do I have to mention that I no longer have strawberries rotting in the fridge?

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