Last week the kids and I went strawberry picking. After, we were invited over to my mom’s house for a small luncheon with some aunts and cousins.
Now let me tell you about my mom. She can throw a Hampton’s style party, with a farmer’s budget and 24 hours notice (and me cooking of course). And her flowers? Let me just say that she has the ability to turn weeds into stunning arrangements, seriously. But she is not a cook, with exception to her braciole (because I know that as soon as I post this, you will be calling me with a list of the things you do cook). So, when she invited other people over, and insisted that she would be cooking, I knew we were in trouble.
I was right. Of course there were free-flowing Mimosas, but appetizers…nada, protein…zultch, dessert…non-existent. I can say, however, that the Costco Kale Salad was delicious. I quickly got to work to offered a more well-rounded meal.
Since I did not have my normal cabinet of ingredients available to me, I had to make something simple. These Strawberry Pavlovas were light and fresh and perfect to serve at a luncheon on a warm spring day. The honey lavender whipped cream paired so nicely with the sweet strawberries, that it is my new favorite flavor combination!
This dessert would be perfect for your Mother’s Day Brunch!