I will never go back to store-bought! I was kind of intimidated by the idea of making jam for the very first time, but what else was I going to do with all of those strawberries that we picked? To my surprise and great pleasure, making jam is very simple and something that you can learn to do from just the instructions included in the pectin. Short Pants had a grand time mashing the strawberries for me:
The lots of boiling water portion took place after he went to bed:
We ended up with 24 jars of this yummy stuff:
And of course all that jam making led to scone baking the next day, complete with Pita Pocket appearing with a fork to scoop flour off of the counter with:
Since then we've gone pretty much nuts with the jam eating. The Mister happened to comment the other day that with our current rate of consumption being 1 jar a week we wouldn't have enough to last till next strawberry season. So guess who brought home 2 more boxes of jelly jars today?
Oh, no. Not me. Definately not.