chocolate covered strawberries

I admit, chocolate covered strawberries are not my favorite thing but there is something about how beautiful they look. 

My brother and his family are in town this week and we have been spending some time together.  They used to live in NYC so it is nice for them to come back and reconnect with old friends.  My brother comes in frequently for work but his wife and kids don't get to. 

Emily and her friend got my nieces involved in the project of making chocolate covered strawberries after dinner.  The key is cold strawberries.  Also, melt the chocolate and add just a little bit of vegetable oil.  Dip the strawberries into the melted chocolate ( no longer on the heat ) and lay them on cookie tray covered with parchment paper.  Put in the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens.  Serve.  Really hard to go wrong.