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Wild Oats had a sale today for 5 lb packages of strawberries and I couldn't resist!! There are 2 adults, a toddler and a baby in our house so I'm thinking it is going to be hard to eat them straight from the fridge before they spoil. Any recipe ideas? Otherwise I'll probably turn half of them into strawberry orange juice!<br><br>
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we could totally devour them fresh in a day or two!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My SIL adds them to salads (not something I like, but she does)<br>
strawberry shortcake<br>
milkshakes<br>
smoothies<br>
freeze them (perfect for milkshakes and smoothies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)<br><br>
5lbs of strawberries would unfortunatly go bad here because I'm the only one who eats them. My dd will take a bite or two and dh doesn't really like them. I'm hopeing ds will like them (he's only 2 months old) so that I have a reason to buy them again!
 

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I could eat that many all by myself <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
That said, they freeze whole, washed and destemed wonderfully and will make great smoothies. My son's favorite. You can also make freezer jam with some sugar and pectin - my mom does this every year and it is wonderful.
 

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Strawberry shortcake! I make sweet biscuits for mine. 1 cube of Earth Balance (vegan butter), to 2 cups of organic hi-gluten flour (High altitude up here...), sweetner and salt to taste, a tablespoon of non-alum BP (again, really high), and 3/4 cups of silk. Yummy.<br><br>
I would dip them in chocolate,<br>
make cakes and muffins,<br>
and pancakes.<br><br>
EAT them RAW!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Smoothies.<br><br>
A lovely facial for self.<br><br>
Dry out a couple for seeds.<br><br>
Mmmmmmmmm...
 

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Try this strawberry mousse recipe:<br><a href="http://www.molliekatzen.com/recipes/recipe.php?recipe=strawberry_mousse" target="_blank">http://www.molliekatzen.com/recipes/...awberry_mousse</a><br><br>
It's from Mollie Katzen's Enchanted Broccoli Forest cookbook.<br><br>
(It probably doesn't need to be said that it's vastly superior with the whipped cream, not the yogurt)
 

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Oh I just remembered, I have a good recipe! Buy a bag of baby spinach, wash it. Add to the spinach cut up strawberries (however many you want), toasted walnuts, and poppyseed dressing from a bottle. I like Brianna's dressing, which can be found pretty much everywhere. Mix and serve, very good!
 

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Make strawberry freezer jam!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
It has a lot less sugar than regular jam and it's so quick and easy!!!<br><br>
Also you could buy (or make) a pie shell and make pie filling! YUM!<br><br>
Strawberry crisp would be yummy too! Mmmmmmm!!!!!<br><br>
Dip them in a chocolate fondue! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We always make the Mohawk stand-by during strawberry season: strawberry drink. It's basically fresh strawberries, water, maple syrup (or lemon juice) all blended together and then strained. So Yummy.
 

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Mash a few to add to pancake batter.<br><br>
5 lbs. would be gone in a flash here too...I get them in season, freeze some, jam some. As the jam disappears, I thaw more and make more jam.<br><br>
If you're desperate, you could always send them to me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Wash them, dice them, put them in a bag and freeze them.<br><br>
Use as needed for:<br>
Strawberry syrup for pancakes, crepes, anything really...<br>
Make your own strawberry ice-cream<br>
Jam<br>
Smoothies<br>
Strawberry "coolee(sp?)" if you want to get fancy with dessert. (Its a fancy name for pureed strawberry sauce.)
 

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We pick berries twice every year. I make a huge strawberry pie, then use as much as we can in baked goods like muffins that I freeze partial batches for later use. then i use the rest to make jam
 

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We got 5 lbs of strawberries from Wild Oats too, and boy are they tasty! Lots of good ideas in this thread. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I could eat that many all by myself <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br></div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> me too! especially as strawberry shortcake! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="drool">
 

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Yeah, we'd eat them around here. Or use them in smoothies. Or freeze them to use in smoothies later. You could make jelly. Or shortcake. Yummy!
 
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