We ran across a very kind and talkative elderly lady at a fruit stand selling the season's first strawberries. Oh course we bought some. Well, we bought a lot.
This batch will be tucked away nicely in the chest freezer for smoothies, jello, etc. this winter. Ida and I just cut the tops off, washed them, spread them on a cookie sheet, put them in the freezer until frozen and then transferred them to freezer bags. My mom always did this. She sliced hers. That will be next. And so will the freezer jam.
We also made strawberry shortcake with homemade biscuits. This is the same recipe I use and I like to add the sugar for shortcake. I leave the sugar out for stew. The strawberries are slice, add a spoonful of sugar, sometimes a handful of blueberries, and that's it. Serve with ice cream, whipped cream, or lemon pudding. It is really delicious.
The left over biscuit dough must be fun to play with as well.
My back is SO much better, which makes for a delightful and busy household. Woohoo!
Thank you for all the well wishes.
With my back fully mended, I started a custom order for a few dolls and couldn't be happier sewing again.
My sewing closet better watch out!
June is a very busy celebration month around here with four birthdays and Father's Day. I hope I can keep up with the sewing amid all our June plans.
We went to the Memorial Day parade yesterday in the scorching heat. It is so nice to feel the summer weather, but, I must say, it was HOT sitting on the downtown curb. I had to move myself and my little belly bump to the shade.
Daddy enjoyed the parade with us, though he had to work the afternoon. Holidays just aren't as important to the FAA as they are to me. Travel must go on. Humph.