That's all the ingredients it took!
So it isn't surprising that I nearly jumped with joy when I saw this peach ginger bisque recipe. Not just because of its obvious out-of-the-box appeal, but when I read the recipe it was just too easy NOT to make. The only ingredient I was missing...was the peach. But my seemingly infinite supply of strawberries would suffice for me!
But it didn't just end there.
I had this vision where I am making strawberry ginger soup. And with that soup is a delicious, warm, cheesy blueberry dip (yay for more recipes that sound weird but are actually amazing) that goes on top of some freshly toasted french bread. There may also be some delicious cold fruity salad involved, if I want to make a full out meal. Or a fruity salsa we will put on our toasted, leftover bing. And for breakfast that day I will have made banana sour cream pancakes. There may even be some blueberry muffins involved. (the possibilities are endless!) And I would be wearing my watermelon shirt, and the Cousin would be wearing that cute fruity Urban Outfitters dress, and she would have probably made us some fruity sangria. The sun would be shining outside, and it would be an awesome, fruit-tastic day.
There's just one thing. Er, three.
1. The Cousin isn't here anymore. And I am pretty sure she returned that cute dress.
2. The Parent's definitely do not have the adventurous palette that would want to try these fruity concoctions
3. Thus, my fruity adventures would have to be enjoyed solo. Which violates the innate laws of fruity themed days, I would think.
Blending process part 1: it is loud and chunky
The blending process part 2: getting there
However, I will admit that when the Mom froze hers over night, it tasted pretty darn good the next day as a make-shift popsicle/sorbet type thing (but I still want to call it bisque...sue me)
The ginger and mint added great flavor to the strawberries, but luckily the honey keeps it from being too tart from the yogurt.
Willingness to make again: 5 -honestly, I don't see this being a staple food item, but it's just so flippin' easy to make. I'm definitely half and half on this one.
Drinking this tricked me into feeling classy, as opposed to my usual, shlumpy self. Pinky's up, ladies!
1) I think next time I will just buy popsicle sticks and make these into a frozen treat instead.
2) Be generous with the honey, because it does get pretty bitter