Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Strawberry Picking

I have went strawberry picking twice now, last week we went to a place by my dads.  They had nice berries if you picked carefully, to much rain in the area, a lot of rotten berries.  The berries were very ripe so they didn't last long fresh. We picked 15 pounds.

Yesterday went with  an Amish neighbor to Bethany Berry Patch in our area.  The berries were beautiful!  It was so much fun picking.  I ended up with about 36 pounds.

The berries were nice and big it didn't take long to fill up your buckets.  I plan on keeping some for fresh, making freezer jam, and freezing the rest for shortcakes this winter.  We always have strawberry shortcake on Christmas Eve, a tradition that my mom started, now I carry it on for the family.

My breakfast, strawberries with a few Cheerios!

I made this dessert for Fathers Day

Strawberry Dessert

Crust:  2 cups pretzels crushed
2/3 cup butter~melted
3 T. sugar
  • Mix crust ingredients together and put in a 9x13 pan
  • Bake in 350F oven for about 15m.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.

Strawberry filling:
8 cups strawberries~sliced
1cup water
1  1/2 cups sugar
4 T. corn starch
2 small packages strawberry jello

  • Pour sliced berries over pretzel crust
  • Mix sugar and cornstarch together in a sauce pan, add water. 
  • Bring to boil and cook until it turns clear and starts to thicken~stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat, stir in jello.
  • Pour over strawberries.
  • Put in refrigerator until it sets up. 
Can serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

Have a great day!

1 comment:

Patty said...

I stopped over from Carrie's at Farming on Faith. I have enjoyed browsing you blog. I have a son that I think would really like your strawberry dessert! Thanks for sharing.