So...fast forward to yesterday--I was really craving more strawberries, my goal this year is to be more proactive about freezing and canning in season, so that we have some for later. It just wasn't happening--me getting back out to the patch--and I was ready to have some more berries. Yesterday, after gymnastics, we headed to Sam's--it is a 1/2 hour drive from my house and although we have some good stores in our little town--I just needed some things, and we made a day of it. While at Sam's I found their strawberries, and they were actually per pound...comparable to what I was going to pay at the patch--without the work--so it was settled, I bought them...4 of their large clam shells of them..and set out to reach my goal of making strawberry freezer jam this week. So, tonight was the night...and actually, strawberry freezer jam is not so hard--here's the how to:
Wash and clean the berries, I laid mine out to dry…
Slice them up and put them in a bowl ( I did a double batch, so I needed 8 total cups of berries)…
You need to crush the berries…I used my potato masher as I went along and it helped me know how many more I needed.
I had to stop when I was done with this step, because I had a visitor (up from nap) in the kitchen who needed some of his own berries as a snack…and some alone momma attention.
Later, I just pulled out my berries (from the fridge) and added them to a bowl with the freezer jam pectin in it with the sugar. (freezer jam pectin-Ball Brand-in the green envelope--I had a picture, but it isn't loading right)
After that, you let it sit for 30 minutes…
Put it in containers, and enjoy!
Mine was nice and sweet! I love that I made it, and I know what’s in it! I bet it was cheaper than the other stuff, too!
Blessings to you!