Friday, June 18, 2010

Grandma's Strawberry Freezer Jam

My friend Janet MADE me make my own jam.  I've never done it before, nor did I really want to make it.  But SHE made jelly and sent it home with me in the cutest ever little teensy tiny jar with a bow on it.  I had just gotten a loaf of fresh bakery peasant bread and popped the jar open after school so my boys could have an afterschool snack.  I handed them the fluffy bread with the pretty red jelly on it.  One bite and you would have thought I had given them a huge banana split with everything on it!  They LOVED it so much that I had to 'SAVE' the rest for their lunches the next day.  I did lick the knife and I will say, it was awesome. 

Well, Janet picked her strawberries so they were nice and fresh.  I hate to pick strawberries so, on a whim, I had my husband pick up strawberries from a farm stand on his way home.  He also went to the store and bought pectin for me... oh and jars!  What a good husband I have. 

I pulled out my grandmother's recipe and holy cow... I can't believe how easy it was!!!  Seriously, who would have known?  So, now I have this.

Here is the recipe if you'd like to try it.  If you click on the recipe, it should open larger so you can read it better.  I don't know why my grandmother says not to double it and she is no longer with us so I can ask her.


Enjoy!  It is super simple!
Tami

2 comments:

Wendy said...

If you need a taste tester I am willing!

GrannyG said...

The strawberry Jam recipe cannot be doubled ......it will not set up if made in big batches...it is made to use in smaller containers so it sets up...
Hugs...
GrannyG

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