For tonight’s celebration dessert, we’re going to try a variation of the filling from this delicious creation.

Strawberry Mousse

Soften 1/2 envelope of unflavored gelatin (or about 1 teaspoon) in 1 tablespoon of cold water. Heat in microwave for about 15 seconds to dissolve.  Stir in 1/4 cup strawberry jam. Whip 1/2 cup of cream with 1 tablespoon powdered sugar. Combine the two mixtures, stir in a few sliced strawberries if desired, and spoon into dessert cups. Chill.

Note: I forgot to take a picture of the Valentine’s Day version, which I layered with sliced strawberries in a parfait glass. When I made it a couple of weeks later, I just plopped a spoonful on the plate, next to a couple of chocolate-covered strawberries (just dip clean and dry strawberries – Wayne prefers the stem to be cut off first – into melted chocolate and let set until the chocolate has hardened again). The sister missionaries enjoyed their dessert, and so did we.