Friday, June 7, 2013

Hooray! It's Strawberry Season

Hooray! Strawberry season is here.

It's one of my favorite times of the year; it ranks right up there with Christmas at our house. We wait all year for this short window of time to eat local sweet strawberries. The other 48 weeks a year, we're stuck with the over-sized berries with little flavor that the grocery stores carry year round.

The weather was perfect, sunny & in the high 70's, this week, so we headed to the u-pick farm where the berries were abundant and so sweet. We picked a 5 quart box and the kids helped fill about half the box before they were ready to go home and eat.

 In fact, that one box only lasted a few days. I froze some berries for smoothies, but we ate strawberries with every meal for 3 days. Strawberries on our cereal. Strawberries in the lunch box. Strawberry shortcake for dinner...yes, a rare treat where dessert was our actual dinner. Try it once in awhile. Your kids will think you've lost your mind, but you will be the most cool parent least for a day or two.

I'll go back for more. One box isn't nearly enough.

Are you picking strawberries at a u-pick patch this year?

If you need some ideas for all of those strawberries, check out my latest post at The Happy Housewife, 40 Delicious Strawberry Recipes.

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1 comment:

  1. I love strawberries! Ours won't be ready to pick until end of June / beginning of July. I'm just starting to see some signs of buds in our garden. Can't wait until we can pick them!

    Happy Saturday!


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