strawberry pickin’

on thursday, my mom, little sister, and i went to the strawberry patch and picked 8 gallons of berries. yes, 8 gallons. my mom always makes the best strawberry jam- that everyone tries to get their hands on. 🙂

i, on the other hand, always make strawberry pie. yum, yum, yum. it’s oh so good.

this is one of my favorite times of the year. although it was three weeks early this year because of the crazy weather. here are some pictures we snapped and thought that you might enjoy taking a peek.

and also, you need to have to have this pie recipe. i am not one of those people that hides my recipes deep away in a dark, dark cavern so that no one ever knows them ever. good food is meant to be shared. enough said.

Strawberry Pie (from Betty Crocker, the miracle worker)

Oven: 425 degrees for 35-45 minutes

Ingredients: 1 cup of sugar (it’s just as good with splenda!), 5 tablespoons flour, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and 4 cups strawberries, two sheets of Pillsbury crust.

(Side: You can make your own crust, but I use Pillsbury pre-packaged dough- it’s just as good and looks great. Homemade dough is not worth the tears. Trust me.)

Place the first crust neatly in the pie pan. Next mix all the ingredients together and place on the crust. Cover up the berries with the second crust. Pinch dough shut and make slits on top of the dough. (You know, just like the birds in Snow White. Haha.) Place the pie dish on a cookie sheet in case the juices bubble over the pie crust. It makes clean up a whole lot easier.

Bake for 35-45 minutes at 425 degrees and then let cool. Serve warm with a side of vanilla bean ice cream. You are welcome.

Hope this brightens your Monday. xo- Mary

PS- stay tuned for pictures and an update from Adair about her trip to New York City!

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