Help! Strawberries Overload!

Canada
June 16, 2012 10:55am CST
Hello lovely mylotters! My family recently went strawberry-picking and, as expected, we picked way more than needed. Now I'm stuck with buckets of strawberries and I'm quickly running out of ideas as to what I can do with them. Any suggestions would be most helpful! Do you go fruit-picking? What are some other fruits that are great to go picking for? Its really fun :)
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5 responses
• United States
16 Jun 12
You could eat them with whipped cream and some with sprinkled sugar.
• United States
16 Jun 12
I love eating them like that. Or putting them in my ice cream or cereal too!
• Canada
18 Jun 12
I completely forgot about strawberries and whipped cream! Simple, yet declicious. I'm thinking about making some cream filled strawberries! Thanks for the tip :)
• United States
16 Jun 12
How about anateawberry short cake? I love that! I haven't picked strawberries. But I picked raspberries when I was younger. It was fun!
• United States
16 Jun 12
A strawberry* Sorry! Auto correct misspelled! How ironic!
• Canada
18 Jun 12
Mmm strawberry shortcake is probably my favourite! Do you remember what you did with the raspberries you would pick? :)
@kkaria309 (297)
• United States
16 Jun 12
How about making Strawberry jam and selling it? People love homemade jams, don't they? Or Make strawberry ice-creams. Make strawberry cream and use it for icing on biscuits and cakes. Make a strawberry cake and put strawberry pieces in them. Strawberry milkshakes? But they would get boring after 1-2 days. I expect you will get sick of strawberries before long. I love strawberries and all things strawberries. But they are really expensive in India and I have only had them 2-3 times in my life. Enjoy your strawberry festival!
• Canada
18 Jun 12
Those are some great ideas, thanks! Wow I feel really fortunate to have all these strawberries now. Are there any fruits for picking in India!?
• United States
18 Jun 12
No, not really. Our farmers grow fruits and sell them. Maybe if we really wanted to do it, we could go to some farm where they grow fruits and pick them ourselves, and then pay the farmer. Otherwise, I know when I was little, I used to accompany my dad to the blood bank where he used to go to donate blood. The blood bank was far on a lonely road surrounded by berry trees and me and my dad used to stop and pick some on our way back. There were lots of thorns along with the berries, but great times with dad.
@PageTurner (2827)
• United States
16 Jun 12
Hello emdal0310 Perhaps you could share the strawberries with your neighbors? Also, the birds of the air love the strawberries. I hav enjoyed fruit picking with my children, especially the blackberry (not the mobile telephone) picking on the farm.
• Canada
16 Jun 12
Thanks for your input! I think I'll be packing some up in individual containers for some friends at work :) I have not gone blackberry picking before. Do you ever bake any goodies with them or include them in any recipes?
• United States
16 Jun 12
I always intended to add them to some recipes, but the boys always managed to eat them all up before I got around to it. The only thing I ever managed was to sprinkle them in salad, but that was just for the heck of it. The boys loved it!
@McCreeper (781)
• United States
16 Jun 12
Have you tried making smoothies with other fruits? Strawberry + Banana goes very well together. You can also try making a fruit salad, which is just a compilation of multiple fruits.. (including strawberries), make it into a type of icing for later when you are baking a cake, or maybe putting it into a pie! Hope this helps. :)
• Canada
18 Jun 12
I made a huge bowl of fruit salad the other day thanks to your suggestion! Such a great idea because it makes such a healthy snack. I find myself reaching for the fruit salad instead of a bag of chips now :)