Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Strawberries Galore....







All of these delicious strawberry desserts are featured in Southern Living.  They were such an inspiration to me for summer fun that I loaded up my kiddos this morning and headed straight to our local Strawberry patch!  We had so much fun at Pappy's picking our luscious strawberries, and it felt so good to know that we were picking them fresh!   Before we could even unload from the van, the kids had already declared that we had to make Strawberry shortcake.  The only thing I didn't have was whipped cream, so for the very first time in my 37 years of living, I made it homemade..all thanks to my mom, who thankfully answered the phone for my spur of the moment baking dilemma.

Here are some pictures captured from our morning excursion!




































































We sat on our screened in porch and devoured these beauties in less than 7 minutes!  We have big plans to use all 8 lbs. of our strawberries this weekend.  We have friends coming over tomorrow night and family coming in on Friday for the weekend, so there will be great excuses to try out some of those Southern Living desserts featured above!  I'll be sure to take pictures!! 

XOXO,
T


19 comments:

  1. Oh! I can't wait to pick them up here! We had so much fun picking strawberries last year, and I froze a bunch for the winter. The kids loved having them during the cold season when we couldn't get fresh ones here. They are so much better than store bought ones!

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  2. You're so cute Tara...and a timely post considering the price of strawberries right now. Looks so yummy!

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  3. I can't wait for our strawberry patch to be ready! It'll be at least a month though (sigh). LOVE 'em!

    I've got to find something to eat now.

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  4. Those look DELICIOUS! I'm cracking up because I made homemade whipped cream for the first time 2 weeks ago (and I'm 37 too, lol)!! It's divine!!!
    You and your children are beautiful! I love strawberries and can't wait for strawberry picking time here in Upstate NY! :)
    Kristi

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  5. These look fabulous and more than anything I love what you said in the top right corner. You have a lovely family. Will be following! xo Erica

    http://moth-design.blogspot.com/

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  6. They all look super yummy! That croissant is calling my name! :)

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  7. NEW follower...love your blog...

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  8. How fun!

    I'd love to have a place to go strawberry pickin'.

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  9. I'm drooling. Can you believe, me, a girl from Texas, has never picked anything from a tree, a shrub, or from the ground. I am so jealous! I get everything from the grocery store or a farmer's market.

    BTW, your daughter is just beautiful!

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  10. Your family is SO cute picking strawberries!! YUM... they look delicious. We had some on Easter and everyone loved them! :)

    ~Jennifer
    www.studiojru.com

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  11. Oh you know you have me drooling over those strawberries and those yummies! Just to let you know ;)

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  12. Hello Tara...
    Loved that little hand holding the strawberry container....Precious!

    Just found your sweet blog and spent some time looking through some earlier posts.
    I can only dream of strawberries at this point(snowed here in Michigan today)...but should be back into the 60's by Saturday!
    Your children are just gorgeous,
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

    Drop in when time allows...

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  13. coming over from my dear dear dear friend cha cha's blog.
    you already have me drooling over strawberries. your pics are so good! will be at your link party on monday! {i just did my first mclinky a couple of weeks ago...just register & remember to "set the time" in YOUR time zone. - my BIG goof! ;)}
    have a beautiful weekend eating those yummy strawberries. i take it that you must live in the south - me too, our weather is going to be gorgeous - hope yours' is as well.
    kellie

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  14. Just found you from Dreamy Whites recommendation. You are gorgeous and so is your family. I can't wait to follow you via google reader! You have a beautiful blog!

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  15. Thanks for stopping by...saw your post on dreamy whites loved it you do have a beautiful family and a lovely blog...

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  16. I love the post about you on Dreamy Whites. Your blog has become one of my favorites. Very creative. Lovely strawberries! Looks like fun! ~lulu

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  17. Hello Tara

    Just found you from Dreamy Whites..........what a lovely familly blog you have nice kids!! and that strawberry's !!!!!!!yummie yummie i follow you.plase come to see my blog.and maybe you will follow me too....have a nice day !! hugs from Ria

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  18. THat looks like such a delightful day! ...and those deserts! YUM! Last year, my family and my sister and her children and our father went blueberry picking...such a wonderful memory!

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  19. Wishing I was there with you this weekend to eat lots of strawberries, drink coffee on the back porch and enjoy a real belly laugh with you!!!! I love the pictures, you look great and I could eat those children up!!!!

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