Yum, Yummmm I love me some strawberry jam! Well that is, when I make it. There’s just something about homemade jam that tastes so much better than store bought. Honestly I wont touch the stuff from the store. It smells funny.
Maybe its the hard work that goes into it that makes it so good.. maybe.
I was blessed enough to luck into a 5 gallon bucket of berries this year. So I had to do something with it.
By midday my kitchen looked like a 50 gallon bucket of strawberries had exploded in it: and of course I took a picture for you!
For the first batch I used the instant pectin.. anybody else use that before? It was supper easy, but was also going to be super expensive to use it to do the entire bucket. So I opted for the cheaper option, still using the no cook- freezer jam directions though.
In the end I ended up only using half the bucket and since the other half was still frozen I just popped it back in the freezer to use another day!
After everything was all cleaned up and put away I had 14 1/2 quart jars and 6 quart jars of yumminess!
I love being a homemaker! 🙂