Then I thought AJ should get in on the yumminess of strawberries, so I pureed strawberries and bananas together to make baby food for him. He loves it! I just put the mixture into these little plastic containers and froze them.
Out of the same strawberry banana mixture, I made popsicles for the boys. I like to add some yogurt (plain or flavored) to the strawberries and bananas to make a creamier popsicle. HD and AJ both think they are great when it’s hot outside!
One of the easier things that I made was strawberry preserves. (Note: this recipe is from my brother-in-law and he uses his woodburning cook stove to make the preserves, but I just used my regular stove and instead of canning it I put it in plastic containers and froze it. Quick and easy!)
I wanted to make a few pies with some of the fresh strawberries, but the only one that I’ve had time to make so far is this cold Strawberry pie. This recipe was super easy to make too!
(Handed down in Kevin’s family to his brother, Jim.)
A single pie crust (you can use any recipe)
1 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of cornstarch
1 cup of water
6 cups of strawberries, cleaned and quartered if they are large
3 tablespoons of strawberry Jell-o
- Make the pie crust according to your instructions and bake accordingly. Set aside to cool.
- Mix the sugar, cornstarch and water together in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil until clear (or mostly clear in my case).
- Remove from heat. Add the strawberry Jell-o, mix well. Then let it cool completely.
- Mix the strawberries into the Jell-o mixture and place into the cooled pie crust.
- Place pie into the refrigerator to let it set up a bit more. Then enjoy with some whipped topping!
All of these recipes are super easy to make and so delicious! What ideas do you have for strawberries? I have a bunch in the freezer just waiting for me! I’m planning on making a strawberry rhubarb pie (my favorite!) but I’ve never made one before. I’ll share the recipe if it turns out! 🙂