This week’s menu plan Monday wasn’t looking too exciting. One night I have a mystery shop so I (thankfully) don’t have to cook. Much of the rest of the week, we’re on vacation. So, I decided to do something different today. My mom visited about a week ago and brought 9 quarts of strawberries. This was awesome, since strawberries are my favorite fruit. Also, I’ve just planted a new strawberry patch, so we won’t get berries from it until next year.
Yet, what to do with 9 quarts all at once? Here are some great summer strawberry recipes to try.
Here is my mom’s favorite strawberry shortcake recipe:
3 c. flour
1 t. salt
1/2 c (plus) sugar
1 1/2 t. baking powder Mix those 4 ingredients in bowl. Add:
1 c. shortening (I use canola oil)
1/2 c. milk
Press into 2 pie plates. Sprinkle sugar on the top. Bake at 325 for 20-25 minutes.
Here’s a recipe for strawberry bar cookies that Mom got from a friend. I haven’t tried them yet, but I will.
1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. quick oats (she said she’s used the old fashioned oats sometimes, instead)
1 c. brown sugar
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
2 sticks COLD butter cut in cubes
She combines all the above ingredients in her food processor until it crumbles.
Put 1/2 of the above mixture in a greased 9 x 13 pan. She says she pats it down with her hands. Cover that with 10-12 oz. strawberry jam. Cover with the rest of the mixture.
Bake 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
Cream: 1-8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
3/4 c. sugar
Add: 1-10 oz. container cool whip
1-10 oz. pkg. frozen strawberries, thawed
Fold in: 1 can crushed pineapple, drained
2 bananas, diced
Put in a 9 x 13 pan. Freeze. Cut before it becomes completely solid.
What are your favorite summer strawberry recipes?
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