Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Strawberries, anyone?

Today Noah went to school, and since I had no clients scheduled today, Kendall and I had the day to do whatever we wanted. The world was our oyster! Oh what to do, what to do? After much discussion, we decided on the U-Pick strawberry patch. Yes, we have a strawberry patch here at home, but when I was out there the other day, it looked like they were pretty much done...and I didn't have near enough strawberries to get me through the year! So anyway, we decided to go pick strawberries and invited Deetra and Shea to go along with us.

The U-Pick field was slim-pickings, I'll tell ya! We did manage to pick about $12 worth of strawberries, but the field was pretty much picked over. But then, when we got home, I decided to go out to the patch to see if anything was left, and HOLY MOLY!!! That patch was overflowing!!! I picked for about 45 minutes and then when Barry got home, we picked for another hour or so. UNBELIEVABLE!!! So now, I have lots and lots of strawberries ....and lots and lots of ideas for things to do with them! tonight we made strawberry shortcake, and tomorrow morning we are making strawberry freezer jam. I think we'll freeze a couple of bags to use in smoothies, and maybe make some strawberry cream puffs...I have a really good recipe for those! Oh, the possibilities....

And now for a few pics...
How can you resist that cute little boy offering you some freshly picked strawberries??
Can you resist the homemade whipped cream? Barry sure can't!!!
Or how about the finished product? Homemade strawberry shortcake...fresh from the Kuck strawberry patch! Can you resist???
Oh yeah, it's THAT good., I swear!
We can never get enough strawberries!!! The ones from the U-Pick field are the ones in the box between the kiddos. The rest are all from our patch! Oh, sweet summer!!! Logzie, maybe you and Chuck should make a detour and swing by for some yummy treats!!

9 comments:

Bridgett Hayes said...

now i'm hungry!

Kiki said...

Oh girl, that looks so good, can I come over too????

Evil Lunch Lady said...

~runs in search of strawberry goodness~

Kuckie said...

Bridgett - Go get yourself some strawberries, girl!

Kiki - Please do!!!

ELL - Good luck! Everyone needs a little strawberry goodness!

Miss Got Wings said...

mouth. watering.

I can almost taste it!

Putz said...

mmmmmmmmmm

terri said...

Look at all those berries! Wow! It's so not fair to taunt us with those pictures of strawberry shortcake with homemade whipped cream either!

jenelle said...

I'm so jealous. I LOOOOVVVEE strawberries. I need to get out there and pick some fresh ones and make some jam too (in all my spare time).

Teresa said...

Oh my gosh!! I can't believe that I missed this post!!! Believe you me that I checked our route and tried every which way to Sunday to "swing by" and that was BEFORE I saw this post!!!!! LOL!!

I so want your recipe for the strawberry shortcake if you don't mind. I picked strawberries for the very first time ever today (just got back actually) and I LOVED it!! The feilde we went to was just overflowing with ripe red berries and I was in HEAVEN!!

P.S.-We will be going with Chuck on a work trip to Findlay OH in a few weeks...I checked and it's about 100 miles from Columbus. Wanna try and meet up...I know it's kinda a long haul and gas is high so I won't be offended if it doesn't work out. Just thought I'd throw it out there... :)

 
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