Let me tell you about strawberry picking this last week. My wonderful father-in law called and thought it would be something fun to do with the kids. I agreed, and was anxious to emphasize the educational components. Like how produce isn't just born on the shelves in the grocery store. And how even though you (my kids) lost the thrill of the adventure after about 10 minutes, there are people who do this for a living all day long, every day in much hotter weather than we had.
Those were my good intentions. But here's what really happened. I sorta got burned out after ten minutes too until I realized that if you crawl along the ground and lift up the plants, you can find the really good berries. Sounds simple enough right? Except I was wearing shorts and my knees on the bare ground hurt as I trudged along. That didn't stop me from ordering my kids down on all fours to do the same. Plus, not only was I wearing shorts but I was wearing low waisted shorts that were too big in the waist, thus giving anyone behind me an eye-full. Did I mention that my shorts were a super light tan, almost white? Yeah, so when I needed a break and sat down on that somewhat exposed behind, I sat on a strawberry leaving a big red splotch where no woman wants a big red splotch. Grace and poise have never been my strongpoints. But it was all worth it! Check out my loot!
Pour into freezable containers and place in freezer. For smoother sherbert, blend one more time after it as all been frozen then refreeze.
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