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Old 03-02-2013, 06:31 PM   #1
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Strawberries....lots of strawberries

So our local discount fruit fruit stand has flats (8 lbs!) of strawberries for $4. My DH, picked up 2 of them, thinking I would be surprised and extra happy (which I am!), however I had stopped earlier in the day and purchased 1 myself. Need less to say, we have 3 flats of beautiful ripe strawberries! Thats 24 pounds (!!!!!!) of fresh juicy goodness!! (no return policy...) Besides making jam or freezing them, what can I do with them? We have gone the shortcake route, and will do smoothies tomorrow...but what else?? Help!
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:35 PM   #2
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Fresh Strawberry daiquiris!
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:39 PM   #3
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Freeze them whole to use later in smoothies. I live in an area where they are grown year round and they are never that cheap!! Right now a flat--which is 12 small baskets--is going for $15.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:40 PM   #4
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Make up a big batch of strawberry pancakes for breakfast.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:41 PM   #5
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Strawberry pie! Honestly if they are at perfect ripeness I would freeze most of them now. Rinse, take the stems off, layer on a cookie sheet and freeze them. When they are frozen place in big ziploc bags. You can then use them sor smoothies, milkshakes, pies and strawberry pancake syrup.YUMMY!
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:50 PM   #6
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I love to make strawberry juice. I had it in Egypt and couldn't get enough. Just purée and add a little sugar to taste...so good.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:23 PM   #7
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homemade strawberry jam or jelly..mmmm!
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go buy some chocolate whipped vodka, soak em for 12/24hrs... enjoy!
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:51 PM   #9
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go buy some chocolate whipped vodka, soak em for 12/24hrs... enjoy!
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:54 PM   #10
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How about strawberry soup or a warm strawberry sauce over vanilla ice cream?

I agree with the other poster as well about freezing some and saving them for smoothies for later.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:49 PM   #11
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Thanks for some new ideas! Loving the vodka idea! Gotta make a beer/vodka run! I plan on sorting them tomorrow morning and freezing quite a bit - its simply too much to use without waste! Then again, I ate almost a pound by just picking at them today! I'm figuring on a strawberry pie for dinner and some smoothies for snacks tomorrow. I already have a ton of strawberry jam put up, so no canning for me (yay!) I don't know why they are so cheap - I'm in NJ, and the berries are from FL. This store has had this deal several times this winter - lucky me! I also picked up a flat of blueberries (12 pints) for $7 which was a good price as well. In season, I buy berries in bulk from the farms in summer and they don't come close to these prices! Not going to question it!
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You live in Southern Jersey and have Strawberries. How is this possible. It is 5 degrees in WI. I am starting to think I live in the Article circle.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:17 PM   #13
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Thanks for some new ideas! Loving the vodka idea! Gotta make a beer/vodka run! I plan on sorting them tomorrow morning and freezing quite a bit - its simply too much to use without waste! Then again, I ate almost a pound by just picking at them today! I'm figuring on a strawberry pie for dinner and some smoothies for snacks tomorrow. I already have a ton of strawberry jam put up, so no canning for me (yay!) I don't know why they are so cheap - I'm in NJ, and the berries are from FL. This store has had this deal several times this winter - lucky me! I also picked up a flat of blueberries (12 pints) for $7 which was a good price as well. In season, I buy berries in bulk from the farms in summer and they don't come close to these prices! Not going to question it!
btw if you leave them in vodka too long they turn into mush BUT your vodka will be chocolate whipped cream strawberry flavor... good in hot chocolate! and the longer you leave them in the more strawberry flavor will be in the vodka... I made this "mistake" in the summer

strawberries by me are very cheap right now too and I have chocolate whipped vodka in the house
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Fruit leather. Yum.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:31 AM   #15
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Be careful about eating too many. Strawberries are very acidic and have a lot of vitamin C. Could really bug your stomach. I'd be making jam and freezing a ton!
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