there a few things to comment about on here:
1. i have an amazing husband.
2. the gordon college women's soccer team is full of wonderful people.
3. baking is therapeutic.
1. my husband. obviously he's amazing. that goes without saying. as i often feel the need to remind my friend Adrianne - i love him, dearly. one of the reasons i love him dearly is because i say things like: hunnies, is it okay if i have the soccer team over sunday night for dessert? and he replies: sure, you should make a fruit tart and that delicious caramel corn. SO not only does he let me have over a group of 15 girls over on a Sunday night (his favorite night to relax and get ready for the upcoming week), he suggests the perfect feast for them as well! splendid.
2. gocowoso. coaching soccer brings my heart joy. lots and lots of joy. i swear there are little soccer balls pulsing through my veins and to be able to be a part of it at gordon college, a place that i love so dearly, makes my heart happy. and not only is it soccer, but it's soccer with a group of girls who are truly phenomenal people. each one of them brings something so unique to the team and it is so apparent that the Lord is sovereign in all things when He orchestrates bringing groups of people like this together. i'm so thankful to be a part of gordon soccer again this year.
3. baking is therapy. in preparation for the girls to come over i made the aforementioned desserts and threw in some oatmeal cranberry cookies, too. i baked and cleaned all sunday afternoon. ry got to rest and enjoy a quiet sunday and i was able to listen to hymns and bake all day. perfection. all three of the recipes are delish, but because i don't want to overwhelm you with deliciousness, i'll start with just the tart. The caramel corn and cookies will come at a later date. without further ado, the tart (booooo to forgetting to take a picture of the tart in it's entirety!):
white chocolate fruit tart
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 package white chocolate chips, melted
1/4 cup heaving whipping cream
1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
1 container fresh strawberries, sliced
1 container blueberries
1. In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add flower; mix well. Press into an ungreased 11-in. tart pan with removable bottom or 12-in. pizza pan with sides. Bake at 300 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.
2. For filling, in a small mixing bowl, beat melted chips and cream. Add cream cheese and beat until smooth. Spread over crust. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Arrange strawberries and blueberries over filling. Refrigerate until serving.