Bits of Summer ~ Part 1

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Happy Tuesday, friends! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

Strawberries

 

It’s strawberry season around here, and we are loving all things strawberry πŸ™‚ If only they lasted a little longer!misc. may & june 062_edited-1 misc. may & june 063misc. may & june 060_edited-1misc. may & june 061_edited-1Strawberry jelly ready for the freezer.misc. may & june 064_edited-1 misc. may & june 065_edited-1 misc. may & june 066_edited-1I made a pie and there was 1 slice left πŸ™‚ This is the recipe we like :

 

1 1/4 cup water

3/4 cup sugar

2Tbsp. cornstarch

Cook together till thick and clear. Add 1 3 oz. pack of strawberry jello. Cool slightly and add sliced strawberries. ( I use approximately 1 qt. ) Pour into prepared crust.

I take the easy route and buy a ready made crust πŸ™‚ This recipe says to bake it at 425 degrees for 8 min., and cool before adding strawberry mixture.

misc. may & june 067_edited-1 misc. may & june 068_edited-1 misc. may & june 069Jenna needs to be told when she had enough πŸ™‚

We’ve also enjoyed strawberry shortcake, strawberry milkshakes, and fresh strawberry danish. YUM!