Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Strawberry Fields Forever

I don't know the meaning of "Strawberry Fields Forever," by The Beatles, but it will always have special meaning for our family, as it will remind us of the first time ever that we picked fresh strawberries. In anticipation of our trip, Hannah and Luke sang along with the song in the car and we all imagined what fun we would have.

After church on Sunday, we drove to Froberg's Farm in Alvin and had a wonderful time picking two full buckets of sweet red strawberries. Hannah wanted to fill her own bucket, but Luke allowed us to help him. We were all on the hunt for the reddest, purist, strawberry we could find! Enforcing the rule of no eating before buying was VERY challenging!

After Hannah and Luke had their fill on Sunday night, I began planning what I could make with the rest of the strawberries. See our strawberry feast below!

Strawberry smoothies

Strawberry Bread

Shrimp and Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette
Our salad ingredients were: spinach, shrimp, strawberries, walnuts, queso fresca, and balsalmic vinegar.

Angel Food Cake with Ice Cream and Strawberries

Whole Wheat Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup
Recipe from Ellie Krieger, of the Food Network

Super delicious strawberry pie
Crust recipe (I substituted unsalted butter for the shortening)
Pie recipe (I omitted the butter)


  1. All of your menu items look so delicious!!! So glad you guys had such a great time!

  2. @Celani
    Thank you! Do you have any strawberry recipes you'd like to share?