The craziest thing happened at Costco today! My company needed a new membership so I headed down there to find out some information. The line was super long since they just opened, so I waited. And waited. And then waited some more. It was a very hot and humid day, we were all kind of annoyed by waiting outside. But there was a nice employee walking around helping each person in line, so I thought, “Oh well, he’ll get to me soon and I can be on my way.” Well he didn’t, and must have gone to lunch or something because I was still in line, waiting. I was standing there, minding my own business. Then- BOOM! A huge bolt of lightning hit in the Costco parking lot! But that wasn’t the craziest part.
About 10 minutes go by and the rain came. Like buckets, cats and dogs, massive amounts of water was pouring down. The wind started to pick up and the rain came blowing in the open doors of the walkway. Carts were rolling all over the parking lot, papers were flying everywhere, and then massive amounts of water splashed in on us. They were desperately trying to get the giant doors closed, only to have more water coming in like a river. When the doors finally touched down, they were trying to access the situation. One girl lost both shoes, the power went out, and all of us were drenched. Through all of it, all I could do was laugh! It was so awesome! The chaos around me was fierce, but I just stayed calm and smiled. It all ended, I got through the line and went on my way. I may not remember this moment a year from now, but I know it was nice to have no anxiety in all that craziness.
I rewarded myself with my most favorite dessert of right now. Right now, meaning within the last 6 months. I have cravings that come and go, but this one keeps staying. It is so good! I used the recipe for cheesecake stuffed strawberries from here at The Sweets Life, but took it one step further and dipped them in chocolate. Here’s how it went:
I started with strawberries
Fun fact: I used to hate them. Yep, I know. My olfactory glands changed and now berries are like heaven to me now.
This is how I set up my system
One melon baller (the one I have is small with sharp edges, but you could use a knife too)
One of the strawberries
One pairing knife
One small bowl for the scooped insides
Cut the top off your strawberry
Time to mix up the filling
Remember to soften the cream cheese because it’s a pain in the rear otherwise
But it has another purpose today!
You could also use a piping bag, but I don’t have one of those.
Now this is where the original recipe ends, and mine adds a lil somethin somethin
Which is a heat safe bowl, placed over simmering water
Make sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water, because the chocolate will burn
Oh my gosh, so good!!!
Your husband might want to wrestle you for it 🙂
These are incredibly easy to make, and strawberries are cheap since it’s Summertime- try it won’t you?!
Anything crazy happen to you today?