Things got a little better while I worked from home with Honey Bear at my side. She was so glad to see me. Later we decided to made a snack for Nick. It was really easy and could be an impressive housewarming gift or something fun to serve at brunch.
*2 sticks unsalted butter *half cup powdered sugar (or more depending on the sweetness desired *teaspoon salt *About 6 frozen strawberries
I let the strawberries thaw a bit and made sure the butter was at room temperature. Plop the butter sticks (cut in smaller pieces) into a food processor with the powdered sugar and pulse until it seems fully incorporated. Add teaspoon of salt (really boosts the flavor), 4 berries and pulse again until butter becomes soft and pink in color. Add the remaining berries and pulse just a couple times to leave some bright red berry chunks.
In a pretty sealed glass jar with a ribbon this would be a sweet gift to bring to a dinner party, or to a relative. (I may make some and bring it to Nick's family around Easter time) Nick used it tonight to prepare his grilled cheese. Fantastic flavor! Be careful though, you must remember this is BUTTER. It's hard not to want to eat with a spoon.