Birthdays are a big deal in our house. We have even thrown a party or two for half birthdays. It’s what we do. Life is a treasured thing to us so once a year I do the best I can to create a memorable day for each Thing. This year was no different. Thing 1 requested a princess themed birthday party. We did one of those two years ago so I wanted this one to be different. She’s older. She doesn’t get a kick out of the same stuff she used to. At first, visions of tea cups, crumpets and petit sandwiches danced in my head. Then I remembered we have two boys and the man that will be in attendance. That idea, while great, shall be reserved for a special time that she and I can share and enjoy without the nuisance of clumsy boy and man hands clinging tea cups together. Love them, but they aren’t tea party material. Plan 2. Google princess themed party foods. Oh goodness, the stuff that came up… the stuff that didn’t come up… there is a need for creativity out there for this kind of stuff. Hurry, quick, someone get creative. Since it’s almost impossible to find this stuff, I’m giving it to you all in one spot. So you have it when you need it, because if you have a girl you will- one day. Trust me. I will be doing a series of posts so I can break up the menu. First up is an item that was one of her favorites at the table, Strawberry Soup.
I happened upon this recipe, at Southern Plate, a while back. I am gathering strawberry recipes because I was/am hoping to give you a list of great strawberry recipes (to come soon) while they are in season and so cheap! This recipe is for a Strawberry Soup.
There is a restaurant in the Grand Floridan Resort at Disney that serves this soup. Y’all, it’s cold, it’s sweet, it’s creamy and it’s good!
Adapted from Grand Floridian’s Recipe
You only need 4 ingredients! By the way, this soup will keep in the fridge for a few days.
Heavy Whipping Cream
A carton of strawberries
First, you will want to clean and slice your strawberries. After you have done that, place them in a bowl and add 1 tbsp of sugar and walk away for about 10-20 minutes.
You want them to have a good juice around them before you start. My strawberries were really cold from my fridge so it took a bit of time for them to get that good juice.
Next add 1/3 cup sour cream, 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream and your strawberries to a blender.
Blend until smooth and place back into your refrigerator to get it nice and cold again. I made this the night before the party. The man and I had one taste and had to force ourselves to stop “tasting” because it was that good. The princess LOVED this soup! She ate on it for a few days until it was gone. This was served as a side, it could be served alone or even as a desert. This is one of those neat little treats that unless you have been to Disney and tasted this soup (or you are scrounging the internet for strawberry recipes, like me), you have probably never heard of it. What a great recipe to have up your sleeve!
For a larger quantity, use 4 lbs (2 cartons) of strawberries, 2-3 tbsp of sugar, 1 16 oz of heavy cream, 2 oz of sour cream. Enjoy!