Life has been crazy around here…good crazy…but crazy! I never got around to posting about Memorial Day. Oops…Like many, we spent it with lots of family…that is after a trip to the cemetary to put flowers on dad’s grave. Dad loved babies. I can just imagine the big hearty laugh he would have had watching us trying to get a picture of a bunch of his great grandchildren together.
After about 10 minutes of trying, this is as good as it got….
But boy did we have a lot of giggles along the way. Cousins from Maryland…Tennesse …and Texas had all come together. These cousins were super close growing up and it does my heart good to see them all making such an effort to perserve that for their children.
I was in charge of deserts and I typically don’t get very creative….but this time was different.
I made these feastive…tarts? I’m not sure what you would call them.
I bought a frozen pound cake and sliced it horizontally. Then pressed out circles…
Remember, we are in a cottage and we are living with very few supplies so a glass was used as a cookie cutter. By the way…I know what you are all thinking right now….Wow Dianne..what big hands you have. Hehehe…well when I say “I made this” it kind of goes back to the wedding vows…me and my husband are one…hehehhe…I took the pictures…and directed. Doesn’t that count for something?
The recipe that I was loosely following called for lime curd. We had NO idea what that was…nor did almost everyone in the grocery store that my husband asked. Then one nice lady told him she didn’t know where to buy it but she knew how to make it. And then proceeded to tell him how.
Simply take lime juice and add cornstarch to it. The strangest chemical reaction happens when you do this. It starts off thick as chewing gum and then all of a sudden it is just like lime juice again. You need to make 8 oz. of it and then stir it into 16oz. of cool whip.
We then used a large ziplock bag and cut a hole in the corner to use as a pastery press. It worked great and makes for easy clean up…just throw it away!
If you lick your fingers at this point you will find that this is VERY tart, but trust me…with the fruit and pound cake it is great.
Slice up some strawberries, add some blueberries and you are ready.
I may be making this treat again for the 4th of July.