Momma took the kids berry picking.

and it was a blast!  Here are some pics:

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and…I made jam!

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Wanna try it?  I did the freezer container method, which isn’t as cool as the jarring method, but it’s quicker and easier and you need less equipment.

You’ll need:

a large saucepan (recommend no stick)

a box of pectin

3 cups of sugar

4 cups of crushed strawberries

Enough plastic freezer containers for 6 cups of jam

1. Wash and rinse plastic freezer containers (use 1-2 cup size)

2. wash and hull strawberries.  use a potato masher to crush (you can use a food processor, but remember to not puree – you want a few chunks in there!)

3. measure exactly 4 cups of crushed strawberries and pour into bowl

4. measure exactly 3 cups of sugar into saucepan

5. stir in box of pectin into sugar

6. stir 1 cup of water into sugar/pectin mixture.  Bring mixture to boil.  Boil and stir 1 minute.

7. stir strawberry mixture into sugar mixture quickly and stir 1 more minute, until thoroughly mixed

8. pour nto containers.  cover. let stand at room temperature for 24 hours until set.

refrigerate up to 3 weeks, freeze up to one year.  Thaw in refrigerator. 

*taken from the sure*jell pectin box.  😀

…..I’m about to bake some bread (in my bread maker) so we can have jam and bread – all fresh – for a mid afternoon snack today (I jammed yesterday).

ENJOY!

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5 responses to “Momma took the kids berry picking.

  1. Love the freezer jam- too fun! I’ve never picked berry’s before– maybe next summer? I read what happened at the library– that is crazy!! Was that on Wed? I’m glad he didn’t see me running and yelling after Kathryn… BIZARRE

  2. Fun! Do you want to go back? We’d love to come this time.

  3. Casey – no, it was at a different library. But I have been told by a librarian at that library to keep my kids quiet please, because that was one of the times they were running up and down the aisles, screaming “you can’t catch me…”

    Jessi – in a couple of weeks, blueberries?

  4. p.s. we already finished an entire container of jam. woot woot. It was super delish!

  5. When Mick was little I used to take him berry icking in Pungo and then we would go home and have strawberry and ice cream and strawberry daquiris when Dad would get home. Again, super pictures.

    Love
    M

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