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Friday, May 14, 2010

strawberries.



you know strawberries are in season right now, right?




and you know that you can make strawberry freezer jam in like 30 minutes, right?


well....if you didn't, you do now.
and you should.

so if you're looking for a quick suzie-homemaker project for the weekend, here it is!




first buy a gallon of strawberries.

it's best to buy locally grown.
and fun to make a day of picking the strawberries too.
but if you don't have time, they typically have some that are already picked.
so you can just buy them.

rinse the berries and then cut off the tops of your strawberries and slice them in half.


then you smash them.
or, if you're lazy, just throw them in the food processor and chop them a few times.
you'll need two cups smashed.

[a gallon will give you more than enough - but of course you have to buy a gallon because you know you or someone will eat quite a few]

then you add 4 cups of sugar and mix.
yes, 4 cups.
just don't think about it.


allow that to sit for 10 minutes.

then [i forgot to take pics of this part] but you take your sure jell and add it along with 3/4 cup of water to a saucepan on high.  continuously stir the mix until it starts to boil.  then allow to boil for one minute while stirring.


pour this mixture into your strawberries and sugar.
stir continuously for three minutes.


then pour into your containers.
leave them sitting out for 24 hours.
then store in the freezer.

jam will last three weeks in the fridge or up to a year in the freezer!


happy friday!


i got the receipe from here. just thought i'd repost it with pictures of my process :)

3 comments:

  1. Did you pick your own strawberries? Just asking? B-)

    Looks Yummy! But Im sure it's best when eaten on non-moldy toast!

    You do know that I love you...right?

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  2. Love me some strawberry anything!!! And what cute little containers. You don't eat this do you?

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