Sunday, June 13, 2010

waffles, cream, yogurt, agua fresca... all things with STRAWBERRIES!

We have had a super delish strawberry filled weekend!
Friday we went to Kruger's with Joaquin, Val, Esme and Li Fong. We picked up A - LOT of berries. It was a perfect day, not too hot to be picking, no crowds and plenty of yummy berries! Not to hot? Yep, that's right... because the sun finally came out (and it would have been too hot) later that afternoon and has stuck around all weekend! Anyhow, on the way home, we stopped to grab just one more flat of berries from a farm stand... which was good, but then the car wouldn't start back up... which wasn't so good. I grabbed a ride home with Val and co. (THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! I had a great evening and came home so excited to have spent the eve. with our friends) but Mom and Grace had to stick around until Dad came out and the poor volvo got towed home. We're sticking with the bus until things get fixed, but does anyone have a favorite family car variety out there? We're taking recommendations! Saturday whole strawberry crowd came over for some jammin and freezing. It was a busy morning, Joaquin and I helped a little bit and played a lot. Val, Li Fong and Mom processed a ton of berries and we all ate a lot. We had berries with granola for breakfast, with waffles and whipped cream for lunch, plain for a snack, and as agua fresca for dinner, with whipped cream and amaretti cookies for dessert, and plenty of snacks or other breakfasts with yogurt. I think our family alone has eaten nearly a whole flat fresh ourselves already. To add to our food fun this weekend, Dad and I took the truck to pick up our half-pig. I am lovin' it! We've already had some great chops and bacon and have a freezer full to keep us busy. Today was much mellower, Dad and I are working on some steps to overcome the mudslide that currently serves to transition to our yard. Its a work in progress, but we're making good progress!
Grace is seriously cruizing these days, she is an excellent crawler! It's suddenly important to keep her from crawling off our blanket, from getting to all of my art that is often on the floor (she LOVES paper). Its worth it though, she loves the freedom!

1 comment:

James said...

Look at Grace go! She'll be up and walking in no time!
Strawberries vs. blueberries - you may win...