When I was younger my mother declared I was going to be Betsy Ross for the Fourth of July parade.
Everyone else in the neighborhood just decorated up their bikes with streamers and pedaled up the hill to patriotic music.
Not my family.
Not my mother.
I mean….why ride a bike up a hill….when you could dress the family up like the patriots of the American Revolution?
I had a souped up costume with petticoats and lace and blue gingham and black buckled shoes with an over sized ruffled hat
And I think my main responsibility was to drive Molly Pitcher around in a wagon.
It was patriotic and embarrassing all at the same time.
My mother told me I would be happy I wore that costume one day.
I told her…..never…..and I totally meant it.
Except now I’m grown-up.
And so much smarter.
And now…..two little Betsy Rosses are going to march their patriotic selves in the parade this Fourth of July.
Just don’t let my mother know.
She loves being right.
Celebrate your own Fourth of July with this easy (but super yummy) dessert!
Fourth of July Blueberry Strawberry Dessert
8 oz of low-fat vanilla yogurt
8 oz Cool Whip topping
4 cups sliced strawberries
3 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1. Combine yogurt and vanilla.
Fold in Cool Whip.
Stir just enough until blended.
2. Layer Cool Whip mixture in a pint size mason jar.
I started with a layer of blueberries.
Followed by a layer of the Cool Whip mixture.
Followed by a layer of sliced strawberries.
3. Keep layering until you reach top of mason jar.
Add last layer of Cool Whip topping and finish with a strawberry.
Chill for an hour before serving.
These are so good and easy to make.
The vanilla yogurt almost makes it taste a little like cheese cake.
My tiny Betsy Rosses loved them….
….and even Paul Revere asked for seconds.
PS I am heading out on the 400 mile yard sale today.
You can follow me on Instagram for all my finds.
If you are going….I’ll be the one with the red lipstick and sunglasses trying to find deer antlers.