Simple & Strawberry & Parfait. What's not to love?
Pick a bowl or glass of your liking. Then fill up with layers of fruit, yogurt and granola of your choice. Simple as that! That's why I love these. I have made tons of variations and hold in high regard any dish that can be easily put together, is easy to substitute ingredients with and winds up looking parlor servable.
I used a classic sundae shaped serving cup. It had a perfect nook to hold one whole strawberry at the bottom in lieu of a cherry on top (but you can add that, too):
From there, I began stacking my combination of Greek yogurt, pineapple rounds which I used simply for the like shape of the bowl otherwise fresh is best, and granola. See the strawberry foundation?
After spooning a little yogurt on the base strawberry, I put on a coating of granola. I actually used a lowfat granola cereal.
Then a sheet of pineapple,
Then more sliced strawberries,
Then another blanket of yogurt,
And onward and upward until your cup runneth over.
At the last minute, I thought to sprinkle on some tinsel of shredded coconut. I bet toasted coconut would bring another dimension to the accumulated flavors as well. Food for thought.
Keeping things easy today, I am wearing a fit and flair sundress with a cardigan to stave off the chill of the forty degree temperature drop we just encountered. New England is glorious-once you resign yourself to bizarre and unpredictable weather patterns. Its a big chunk of the charm of this region. You may be scrounging for a turtleneck in July or a short sleeved T in January. I have learned to keep a few off-season items stashed in a drawer year round for exactly these predicaments.
Dress: Eshakti, Cardigan: Talbots, Shoes: Envy via Zulily Sunglasses: Coldwater Creek