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Prosperity Soup

In ancient times, people struggled through the hard winters, anxiously awaiting the thaw of spring and the first green for the prosperity of food just around the corner. If you try to eat your fruits and vegetables "in season," you’ll come to appreciate the changes in the seasons even more, especially when the wheel of the year brings the first fruits of spring. For luck, thinly slice 2 cups fresh strawberries and empty them into a mixing bowl. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Next, thinly slice a small banana for prosperity and potency and stir gently into the bowl of strawberries. In a separate bowl, combine 1 cup sour cream (commercial is fine), 1 cup whipping cream, 3/4 cup milk, and 2 tablespoons sugar. Add 1/4 cup white wine for money and fertility. Stir the mixture until well-blended, then fold in the contents of the first bowl. Pour into 6 champagne or wine glasses and chill for 2 hours. Fill the top of each glass with whipping cream (the kids love this part) and garnish with strawberry shavings. Makes 6 servings for grown-ups and kids!