I just thought that title sounded fun. I am happy that it is Friday though. I'm also happy that I have no more strawberries sitting in my house, waiting for me to do something wonderful with them before they self-destruct. Our local grocery store had a great deal on a flat of strawberries and pectin, so naturally, I along with every other woman in the area decided to make jam. My husband was thrilled, since he's not been too big on my mock raspberry jam. He would never have known my secret ingredient if he hadn't come home early.
It occurred to me, as I was stirring in those ridiculous amounts of sugar, that I should find a more healthy way to enjoy this spring-time fruit later on. I know there are low-sugar and no-sugar jam recipes out there, but I never think of them until I'm elbow deep in strawberries, pectin and sugar. Even though I know that sugar is the main ingredient in jam, I'm just always blown away at how much!
My total (so far) tally of preserved strawberries:
6 cups dried
5 pints canned jam
13.5 pints freezer jam
I think I will pedal on down to the store again when the little one wakes up from her nap... or maybe not.
Now that the sale is over, I found some more recipes for preserving strawberries.
No sugar strawberry freezer jam
Low sugar freezer jams
Dried strawberries (in the oven)