As a young, stay at home mother, I planted a large strawberry bed in the back yard. At one point, we were picking 20 flats of strawberries a season. I remember the summer my daughter turned 2, she would run out to the patch in her diaper and pick strawberries to eat. The trouble was, she picked the green ones and then tell me she didn't like strawberries!
So when I learned of a new place to get strawberries about 20 minutes away, we hit the highway.
One acre of strawberries on raised beds. Wonderful!
You could smell the berries on this humid muddy day.
I found these beautiful strawberry bowls at TJ Maxx, and I had to have them.
Now, what you put in these bowls is as varied as the number of strawberry varieties. Ask anyone what strawberry shortcake is to them, and they have a definite opinion. Some like pound cake slices, some like the little sponge cakes from the grocery store, still others like the sweet biscuit type cake made at home.
My mother made a pan of shortcake from the Jiffy Mix box, so that's what I make.
Some people insist on Cool Whip, some real whip cream, and others, like myself, use cream on strawberry shortcake. It's all in what you grew up eating! SO, what's your strawberry shortcake like?
Here's a fun site that tells of the history of many foods. Check out the article on strawberry shortcake.
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