I looked at my To Do list this morning as my eyes landed on the Kansas wind blowing white, wet snow all over the landscape in a suspicious blizzard-like fashion and decided first to get marked off for the day was the Number 4 Thing To Do (that didn’t get done yesterday)…make strawberry jam.
Why strawberry jam? Well, I needed the freezer space…they needed to get used before freezer burn set in…AND I had all of the stuff gathered up for the jam process.
The strawberries were some I got last spring in Texas, brought home and froze them. There they’ve sat until yesterday when a promise I made came to haunt me.
You see…in addition to 11 grands, I have 7 great nieces and nephews AND one of those nephews always has one request upon birthdays, Christmas…whatever.
He. Wants. Strawberry. Jam.
I’m behind one birthday and one Christmas therefore, jam was in the air today.
For those of you who have never made jam…I say “it’s time to live on the edge”…try something new…do something that you’ve always wanted to try. Maybe not, but if I can make jam, you can.
Get a package of Sure Jell….that’s the stuff that turns smashed up fruit into jam. Read the directions. Study them. Memorize the words. Gather up the jam-making equipment and materials.
Start small. Experiment with some strawberries the next time they’re on sale…fresh ones. If you can’t get fresh, go to the frozen food aisle. Better yet find a local strawberry farmer. Once you’ve had fresh fam made out of fresh strawberries, there’s no turning back. This, I know.
I dare you. I double dog dare you.
There is NOTHING…nothing in this world better than homemade jam. Nothing. 🙂
And now that I’ve trashed my entire kitchen, it’s lunchtime…hot biscuits, butter and just barely cooled down jam. And the sun is shining.