Thursday, April 23, 2009

What I did on Sunday...

The kids helping mom...

This is fun!!

Max and his silly faces! LOL

This is when I got smart (well, Rob reminded me!) that I have a food processor!

Boiling the strawberries and other ingredients!

Waiting for the lids to seal

All done! Next time I'll buy more strawberries, that was ALOT of work for just 3 Quarts of Jam! I don't mind making it, but I like to have a bit more than that! We did have enough crushed strawberries for everyone to have strawberry shortcake for dinner that night, though!

We ended up having pb & j sandwiches for lunch that day and Max was quite disgusted with me when I wouldn't let them have the "new" jam and I broke out a bottle of last years! LOL
Rob was picking up Si from my mom and John while the kids and I were making the jam, that's why he's not in any of the pics ;)


SarahAnne said...

I am inspired! We have a blackberry bush that will soon be producing more blackberries than I can manage. I am determined to make jam this year. Thanks for keeping me motivated!

LOL about Si having to have the old jam. ;o)

Amy said...

Jam is surprisingly easy! I haven't made blackberry, but I'm sure it's similar to strawberry or peach! I am determined to make raspberry this year and last year my dh bugged me to do pomegranite, I told him I would do pom for him this year if we can get enough for free. We have a neighbor who has a huge pom bush/tree and they all seem to go to waste, so I'm gonna ask if I can have some!

Our Crazy Family said...

Oh my goodness. I don't think I could do jam. I don't have the patience for it. LOL. Kudos to you for doing it though! It looks great! I love strawberry jam. My dad and his wife made Cherry jam out of the cherries from their tree. It is actually really really good. We love it!

The Bell Fam said...

How fun, Amy. Now I am craving strawberry jam. Sounds yummy, looks yummy. I love the "Cheerio" story below. Hilarious!!