Spring just can’t come soon enough around here. We are so over the multiple layering of clothes and the never ending grey skies…….
Yet Springtime isn’t such a distant memory that I can’t conjure up visions of birds, sunshine and farm fresh produce. All of which come with the warmth of Spring …
This brings the focus of my little life story to a neglected quart of fresh strawberries sitting on my counter.
No one ate them.
I can’t help but think this container of strawberries wouldnt’ve (I know that’s not a real word) stood a chance of surviving if they were just fresh picked from the local berry patch.
My very first real paying job way back in the 80’s was at a strawberry farm a few miles down the road. I was in the 5th grade and was compensated a whopping 25 cents for every pint I picked! Boy, that sure doesn’t sound like very much money. A quarter doesn’t get you more than a glance these days…..anyway….back to my story.
I needed to find something to do with the berries before they turned to yuck. And since I already had a batch of chili in my larger slow cooker, I felt compelled to finish out the meal with a crock pot dessert.
My inspiration for this chocolate covered strawberry cobbler came from a recipe I saw a while back for chocolate biscuits. I thought “why can’t I scatter the dough over the strawberries?” And it worked. Amazingly well, might I add.
The sugar-coated strawberries made a syrup and the biscuits adsorbed it quite nicely. Top this cobbler off with a helping (or two) of vanilla ice cream and you’re Gold!