May 16, 2013

Strawberry Picking and Strawberry Pie

I got such a wonderful surprise on Tuesday! Thomas commutes to work every day, but he had a big meeting and lunch around the area where we live, so his boss told him to take the afternoon off and not worry about driving back to work! 

It was so, so nice having an unexpected afternoon together!  We took advantage of the beautiful weather to go strawberry picking.  There's nothing better than freshly picked berries! 





 Just ignore the strawberry juice that may or may not be on my face - totally guilty of snacking out in the field! ;) 

We brought our fresh strawberries home to make some strawberry pie! Neither of us have ever had strawberry pie before, but we decided to give it a try.  

Oh the pie was so, so good!  We used this recipe, but I added three tablespoons of cornstarch to thicken up the filling.  I also brushed milk and sprinkled sugar on top before putting it in the oven.  And I am just realizing by looking at the recipe that we forgot to put the butter on top.  Oops! Still was delicious! :) 
However, that container that didn't seem so big at the strawberry fields was actually quite big.  And now we have many, many, many fresh strawberries!  The ones we used for the pie didn't even begin to put a dent in the batch.  I also made some strawberry bread yesterday, and the container still seemed full!  We froze some, and we still have strawberries galore left in the fridge! 
Not that I'm complaining or anything! :) 

6 comments:

  1. That looks like so much fun! I've never been strawberry picking before, I'll have to check one day to see if anything like that is available in our state. I love picking fresh fruit and that pie looks delicious!

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  2. Love strawberry picking! And love have fresh strawberries in the fridge!

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  3. I love strawberry picking! Strawberries aren't quite in season for us, but as soon as they are ready, we will be picking some, too! I can't wait to try that pie! Yum!

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  4. We did that last year. So much fun! We actually made a strawberry pie earlier this week with store-bought strawberries. We really like making berry pies!

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