What happens when you're suddenly able to get fresh strawberries for $1 per pound? Why, you buy 24 lbs worth of course! Then you make a strawberry smoothie to drink while you think of all the ways to use said 24 lbs of strawberries.
If you're part of a neighborhood produce co-op, or even have one in your neighborhood like I do, then chances are you might be in the same boat as me! Our co-op produce guy called and let my neighbor know of this great deal on strawberries. One Facebook post later, I'd committed to buying 3 cases. Facebook is a wonderful thing!
First up is some strawberry jam. We're all out being as last year my pregnant self didn't make any jam. None. I was too busy being nauseous apparently. So, I'm making a double batch this year to make up for it!
I'll also freeze several pounds worth. They're perfect for smoothies in the summertime. Freezing strawberries is super easy, I'll show you how I do it later on.
I also have big plans to make a strawberry pie, lots of Strawberry Spinach salad, add them to cereal and oatmeal, etc. If you have a to-die-for strawberry recipe, please share- I'd love to try it!