This year is kind of a laid back holiday for us.. no family in town to fuss over. But, I couldn't let the occasion go by without doing something kind of fun to mark the occasion. So, we had some 'Star Spangled Strawberry Shortcake'.. er Biscuits. I know, people think I'm strange to serve strawberries on biscuits instead of cake, but, that's the way my mom always made it and I still prefer it that way. She would slice the berries, sprinkle sugar on top, then mash them up a little to make sure there would be plenty of juice. After a couple of tastes to make sure the berries would be sweet enough, into the fridge they would go (she always called it the ice box) to chill for several hours. They were then served over hot biscuits for a delicious summertime treat. Heaven!
I made them exactly the same way, just cutting the biscuits into stars. I thought they looked quite festive served on my favorite blue plates. Bill's touch was to add some vanilla ice cream. Perfect for a hot summer day!