Mixed Berry Pavlova

When I was younger and starting a family, it seemed as though I never got my own Mother’s Day. So when my children got married and had their own family, I suggested that they enjoy their own Mother’s Day without entertaining me as long as each of them planned a special day for the two of us sometime during the year. This way I got three fun special events on different days and a lot of face to face quality time with each one of my children.

Mixed Berry Pavlova

Named for the legendary ballerina Anna Pavlova; this dessert combines tangy fruit and crunchy meringue.

1 Pavlova shell (see newsletter/May 2011)
6 cups mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blue berries, blueberries etc.) cut as for
fruit salad and mixed with a pinch of salt and super-fine sugar to taste.
2 pints best-quality vanilla ice cream (optional; not traditionally included in a Pavlova
but very good)
Whipped cream topping (see recipe in May 2011 recipe/joke)

Place the Pavlova shell on a cake plate. Soften the ice cream (if using). Spread first the ice cream and then the whipped cream over the shell. Top with the berries. Slice into wedges.

This recipe has been shared with us from out good friends at the Wall Street Journal. See Cooking & Eating section Saturday/Sunday April 2-3 2011

JOKE: ATTORNEY: She had three children, right?
WITTNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
WITNESS: None
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Your honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new
attorney?

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