Got my scented candle burning,
my Big Band Christmas CD
blasting (this one is outstanding
the dough for my rolls percolating in the trusty bread machine -- it's a great homemaking day here at the castle.
It seemed like the perfect day to power up my brand new super-duper whizmo blender that Kahuna got me for my birthday.
I think he may have gotten a tad tired of the BANG BANG THWAP of me pulverizing coffee ice cubes with a meat tenderizer for my mocha frappuccinos
Which leads me to: strawberry butter. Yes indeedy, a five-minute food gift idea that is truly stellar. So what if you didn't make any homemade jams and jellies this summer? All you need for this is frozen strawberries, butter, and powdered sugar. Get a cute little ramekin and add a wooden spreader, and you've got a wonderful, quick Christmas or hostess gift.
10-oz. package frozen strawberries
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. powdered sugar
Let strawberries thaw and take butter out of fridge to soften. Put all ingredients in blender and blend away until mixture is smooth. Pack in cute little containers. Makes 2 1/2 c.
Note: I cut this recipe in half and it blended perfectly. I also cut the butter into about 10 or 15 pieces before plopping it in the blender. Recipe came from Better Homes and Gardens Gifts from Your Kitchen.
Have you ever made any special flavored butters? I would love to hear about it.