|Strawberries Taste Like Strawberries|
Take all of that and add the fact that fresh strawberries are delicious. Thankfully, there are several local farms here that offer plenty of strawberries. Our city used to be considered the strawberry capital of the world in the 1940's. My friend Roxy & I visited a farm just outside of town that grew organic strawberries this weekend. Even better: they let you pick the berries.
|Roxy's kids helped us too|
So needless to say, we got a lot of strawberries. And I already had a plan to use them. Before going out, I found an amazing recipe (on pinterest of course) for Strawberry Crumb Bars that I had to try. And I'm so glad I did. You should check out this recipe for sure. Look at it ahead of time though. The hardest thing I found was trying to make the dough crumb-ally. The author suggested cutting up the butter into pea-size pieces, but that's easier said than done. I ended up spending a lot of time with the dough mixture & a fork to get it right. But believe me, it's all worth it.
|My outcome of the Strawberry Crumb Bars recipe|
That wasn't the only thing I baked this weekend. Apparently I was in full sweet tooth mode with some no-bake oreo truffles (turned a little messy for some reason) & made some healthier tweeks to my favorite oatmeal muffin recipe (used Amish butter & oat flour instead. Still delicious.) Mix that in with the constant unpacking, cleaning & work and you end up with a full weekend. It all went by so fast.