This move is taking a lot longer than I thought it would. Well, we've never really moved, so I wasn't aware how long things take to process. So I'll be here for a while longer, at least a couple more weeks, then we'll fly out to look at houses. Then we'll have to wait forever to close on a house. Then we'll drive cross country.
So I'll be here! :) I know you're all tickled pink!
Speaking of pink. . .red. . .strawberries are starting to come here! yay! so I made myself up some freezer jam.
You'll be needing:
- Strawberries (I use 1 lb)
- fruit pectin
Then pour 2 cups of sugar over it. and you could totally cut this sugar down. I cut it in half (the original recipe called for FOUR!!!! way too much sugar for me).
Mash those strawberries up good with your mother-in-law's pastry cutter. Don't tell her I used it ok? it just mashes things so well!
Don't pulverize the strawberries, you want some chunks left in there.
Boil your pectin and water, however the box tells you to do it. :) We do what the box says in situations like this.
Add it to the strawberries and stir it in good. It'll start setting up a looking more jam like. I let Captain Jax try some and he said it wasn't sweet enough. This is the man who could live off of brown sugar if I let him. He actually called me once, when he was watching our daughter K-girl, and first thing he said was "It's an emergency!" I, of course, started freaking out about our girl, and he said "um, actually, we're out of brown sugar.. . .will you pick some up while you're out?" He was in big trouble for that one! (and we had like 5 bags in the panty, he just didn't bother to look. . .silly husbands)
Divide your jam into some bags, and throw them in the freezer! Then, you can pull them out when you want strawberry jam in the middle of winter, and keep it in a jar in your fridge.
STRAWBERRY FREEZER JAM
Recipe courtesy of: http://recipesofacheapskate.blogspot.com
- 2 c. crushed strawberries
- 2 c. sugar
- 3/4 c. water
- 1 box Sure Jell fruit pectin
Thoroughly mix fruit and sugar in large bowl, let stand 10 minutes. Mix water and fruit pectin in small saucepan, boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in fruit. Let it sit for a little bit, then divide into bags and store in the freezer.