Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The sweetest berry in the patch!

I took the kids strawberry picking last week. We had so much fun! Last week we celebrated 2 months of Annelise being a part of our family. She is such a joy and doing really well with us. I can tell she is really bonded with Daniel and I, which is so good to see. She is sleeping great at night, also. Naps were hard to get on track, but after a bit of crying, she is now napping well. Life is good! Here are some pictures of our berry adventures, and a recipe to try!

Berry bread with Spread (from Taste of Home)

1 package (8oz) cream cheese, softened
2 packages (10oz each) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
3 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 eggs
1 cup canola oil

1) for strawberry spread, in small bown, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Drain strawberries, reserving 1/4 cup juice for bread batter. Beat 6 tablespoons berries into cream cheese. Set remaining berries aside. Chill spread.

2) in a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and baking soda. Combine the eggs, oil, reserved berries and juice. Stir in dry ingrediants until just moistened. Transfer to two greased loaf pans

3) Bake at 350 for 55 minutes. Serve with spread.

(I made this yesterday and it is amazing!!!)


  1. I would definitely have picked that first berry! :)

  2. That she is! Can't wait for strawberry season here.

  3. Can't wait to try:)

    Love the new pictures.....she is a beauty!

  4. a very cute berry! i mean baby! haha
    i wanna try that! :)



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