Updated: Oct 23, 2019
If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw that we went strawberry picking at a u-pick called Prairie Berry this passed weekend. Berry picking is definitely an activity we will be adding to our summer musts; I mean really, $12 for an outdoor activity for all 4 of us & 4L box of strawberries in the end? Yes, please!
Holly had lots of fun picking with us until she realized she could eat the strawberries...
from then on it was stuff a strawberry in her mouth, frolic in the rows, repeat.
On top of our supply of strawberries, we left with 2 jars of home made strawberry jam; strawberry lemonade flavour & strawberry jalapeno, because the more strawberries the better. It had been a toasty day out, so we ended our visit with the refreshing lemonade they had available & yes, they have strawberry lemonade too (of course).
Nothing beats the taste of straight from the plant strawberries, but a 4L supply is a lot. Even snacking on nothing but strawberries we only made a dent in our box in a couple of days, & after a few days they start to get squishy. In an effort not to waste the sweet delicious fruits of our labour, if you will, I decided to take the extra ripe, squishier strawberries and make us some strawberry sauce for our Belgian waffle brunch.
So I am going to share with you the super easy recipe to make it! Minus cutting up your strawberries, it doesn't take very long to make, & you can eat it right away (we did)!
Ingredients: -3(ish) cups of strawberries , diced
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
Seriously a super simple recipe anyone can make; you just throw all of the ingredients into a pot! Once everything is in your pot, just crank that baby up until it boils. When it reaches a boil, turn down the heat & let it simmer for approximately 15 min, or until the good stuff in the pot reduces by 1/2 the volume. Don't forget to stir occasionally! Remove from the heat & let it sit while you prep those waffles (it will set & thicken as it cools). Serve on top of your waffles or other yummy places like your ice-cream.
That's it! It's definitely on the sweeter side, so you could probably cut some of the sugar, or you could just use a smaller amount on your waffles ( I didn't & mannn ...sugar rush!)
*I like this recipe because it isn't finicky to make. I had JUST 3 cups of strawberries, or just under, & I had zero lemon/lemon juice on hand so I just left it out & everything turned out great!*