Dessert is quite possibly the most under utilized meal of the day. Lately I may have been relying on this truth to get away with making a lot of dessert and scrambling at the last minute to figure out what we are going to eat for dinner. As if dessert wasn’t enough. Pffft.
Honestly, between juggling three kids in some form of baseball, preparing to go on a pioneer trek with our church, and various other responsibilities we haven’t been around for dinner much anyway. All the more reason to have dessert around.
These Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Bars combine two of my loves. Cheesecake. If you’ve been following me for awhile you just rolled your eyes and said uh-duh. And Strawberry Shortcake which is by far one of my most favorite spring/summertime desserts. Easy, cheap, and dessert. Dessert is an adjective in my book.
With summer in full swing, although it is counterintuitive, go preheat that oven of yours and whip up these bars. Bake them at night after the kids go to bed like I do. Open up the windows and dance around your kitchen singing to your favorite tunes. Unless you think that would creep your neighbors out. Mine are used to it by now and they usually get dessert out of it so they deal.