At the suggestion of some friends, the twins and I went strawberry picking at Trax farm.
We arrived just before their closing time so had just a short time to fill our baskets. This was not a problem for us at all because the bounty was plentiful. Unlike the two little strawberry plants we have in our back yard that have been stripped of their fruit by my toddlers.
The twins were excited about seeing a ”real” farmer and a “real” tractor parked right outside the strawberry patch store.
I had to drag them away to get them to see the real gem – all the strawberries waiting to be picked by their little hands. Mason was a pro at eating the strawberries and picking the strawberries, although he tended to pick a lot of green ones in the beginning. Cameron on the other hand had more success eating the ones he picked – very few ended up in his basket at the end
The boys really LOVED this day. They were so busy “working” and getting lessons on picking the red strawberries that they wouldn’t even stop for a photograph.
Despite all the strawberries eaten, we still came home with two big pallets of strawberries and now the challenge was to use them all.
I was having some friends over for dinner so I decided to try out a recipe that seemed relatively easy.
Uh ha – it’s always a risk when you try a new recipe for guests. You know just how risky this move is when your microwave oven starts to billow with smoke as you proceed to burn the chocolate chips instead of melt them!
I was just following the directions – HONEST! The expert tip said to melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, so I did! Except instead of delicious melted chocolate I had a bowl of really burnt chocolate chips
Anyway the end result was delicious – but you have to know that this recipe is not without risk. It’s definitely pretty risky but delicious. I think I will rename this the “Dangerous Strawberry, banana and Chocolate pie” from now on. I used milk and white chocolate chips instead of dark chocolate.
Disclaimer: Any chocolate chips burnt during the process are at the risk of the risk taker 😉