My girls and I spent the afternoon at a strawberry patch, picking strawberries with good friends of ours. It was so much fun! We came home with almost 40 lbs of strawberries. I plan on making freezer jam, strawberry pancake syrup, smoothies, popsicles, and strawberry bread.
We started the big job of washing and hulling the strawberries right when we got home. I plan on mashing them up, then putting them in jars to freeze, thanks to this post I read. (she talks about why she likes to mash them instead of freezing them whole).
I am so happy that I learned this secret to easy hulling from my step mom. All you have to do is poke em' with a straw! You start at the bottom of the strawberry, push the straw up, and the stem and white bit just pop right up! My girls think it is quite fun, & my middle girl wanted to just keep going, even after hulling 10 lbs with me. I said "Wow, honey, you are quite the hard worker" She said "yup, as long as I have gum in my mouth" ??? I guess blowing bubbles while hulling strawberries is her thing.