SUNDAY SUPPER Page 4
From Chapters 29 & 31 of the House of Roses
SOUTHERN SWEET ICED TEA
Fill a pot with room temperature water and add 2 cups of sugar. Heat until boiling. Remove from heat and put 4 large tea bags in to soak for about 2 hours. Chill.
Now you can debate the brand of tea endlessly as well, but I'm an old fashioned Lipton Tea kind of guy. It has a nice smooth flavor that is perfect every time. I will gladly put my brew on the table for any true southerner on any day of the week. Try it and see what you think.
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE FOR SUNDAY
Providing you have the biscuits ready, this is really simple stuff. Wash and halve your strawberries, place in a bowl with the sugar and water, stir and chill for several hours to overnight. Cut your biscuits in half and spoon on the strawberries. Top with a touch of Cool Whip and you're done.
The biscuits are what make this version stand out from all other recipes. It's a twist on the traditional Angel Food Cake and gives the dessert a much richer texture. The trick is to make sure you strawberries are good and juicy. If not, add a bit more water and stir firmly to juice up the mixture.
Trust me on this one. You don't need lots of added ingredients to make this shine. Let the berries do the work for you and this will be a super way to end your Sunday Supper. By this time everyone will be belly full and sleepily satisfied. The next step is to snuggle up with your own hearts desire and enjoy a cozy afternoon nap. You can usually find Josie and me in the hammock by the riverside enjoying Florida's cool breezes and warm sunshine. It doesn't get any better than that folks!