You might say that hotdogs aren't your idea of, "grand." Maybe you will change your mind when I add that we had a really sweet onion on top of the dogs :) Also, it was a bang-up ending to the weekend because I made dessert for our simple little cookout. I think that a good dessert can put the exclamation point on any meal.
It was a holiday and the end of a long weekend, so I didn't want to spend it in the kitchen all evening. A dessert that was quick, delicious and pretty was what I needed. I pulled my recipe for lemon curd out of my file, chopped some fresh strawberries, and began! Here's what I did:
-First I made an easy white cake-make your favorite recipe for this, or use a boxed one (Betty Crocker will smile down upon you!). Bake it in a Bundt pan for looks!
-while the cake is baking, use the leftover egg yolks to make my lemon curd recipe
-mix a package of store-bought glaze into your chopped strawberries
-put the cake on a beautiful plate with a dollop of sauce on either side and Cool Whip in the middle
3 TBSP cornstarch
1 1/4 C sugar
1/4 C lemon juice
1 TBSP grated lemon rind
3 egg yolks, beaten
1 1/2 C boiling water
in a medium saucepan cream cornstarch, sugar, lemon juice and rind. Add egg yolks and stir. Gradually add the boiling water-stir well. Heat to a boil and boil gently for approx. 4 minutes. Stir constantly! Cool.