I am thrilled that I finally published my first home movie. Just a short while a go I found a software called Window Live Movie Maker on Youtube; and I was so excited to have learned some of the tools to deliver this video. I found that Window Live Movie Maker is very easy to learn and you can free down load too. There are many tutorials you can learn on Youtube. My favorite ones are here, here and here.
I wish I could get rid off those two black rectangular on the top and bottom of the video screen. I have to learn more about on how to make it wide screen. I know I set it for a wide screen as there is a tool for this on Window Live Movie Maker but I did not know why it still appearing like that. Perhaps it has something to do with Blogger configured video this way.
Since this is my first video; I begged my husband "Steven" to be my camera man. He is not inclined with camera and video making so I had to teach him and pointed out which button doing what and we laughed and had a good time together. I found this is an easier shooting than a fashion photo shoot. Simply because in Window Live Movie Maker you can cut and trim the part of video you do not like and continue on with different shooting, and so on. One thing also I do not know what is the right setting of my camera for video shoot. So I just shoot with Auto setting. There has to be a much better setting to shoot video out door. Well, I am still learning and this is good enough for me for now.
Prior shooting the movie; I know I wanted to try and make a strawberry desert. I have been wanting to go to this strawberry farm which is situated near our home for a long time but never get to do it. So thought the strawberry picking video is the perfect additional picture for the desert blog post I am about to make.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the movie about me going on a strawberry picking one afternoon.
Oh, I forget to mention that we had a small dinner with my in-law a few nights a go. And I served this Choc Chip Strawberry Crepes. At the end of the evening and when they about to go home he took one of my crepe desert home. That's when I knew that this desert is good. I love the combination of sour cream, cream cheese, chocolate and strawberry. You can not go wrong eating it with home made chocolate sauce either which I made for my father in-law because he loves chocolate so much!
Chocolate Chip and Strawberry Crepe
Strawberry-Grand Marnier Sauce;
~ 2 cups sugar
~ 3/4 cup orange juice
~ 2 pounds Fresh strawverreids, stemmed
~ 6 tablesppoon Grand Marnier
~ 1 pound cream cheese
~ 1/2 cup sour cream
~ 1/2 cup convectioner's sugar
~ 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
~ 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
~ 8 ounces fresh Strawberreis, sliced
48 each 6-inch plain creapes (mine store bought)
~ 1-1/2 cups butter
As needed fresh strawberries, sliced
Strawberry Gran Marnier Sauce
To make Strawverry-Grand Marnier Sauce, in a suacepan, heat sugar and orange juice until sugar dissolves; cool. In blender, puree strawberries with orange juice mixture and Grand Marnier. Strain.
To assemble crepes, in electric mixer with paddle attachment, mix cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add chocolate chips; mix just until chips are evenly incorporated. Lay 1 crepe on work surface. Place 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture in center of crepe, top with 3 or 4 slices strawberry. Fold up bottom edge of crepe, fold in both sides and roll up to form a rectangular package. Repeat with remaining crepes. Refrigerate, covered.
For each serving, to order, in sauce pan, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Cook 2 crepes about 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown and warmed through. Place crepes on plate; sppon 1/4 cup Strawberry Grand Marnier sauce on op. Garnish with sliced strawberries.
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