Sunday, June 13, 2010

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

I love canning.  Just coming out of winter, I haven't had much canning to do until just recently.  Some friends and I got together about a month ago to make a HUGE batch of peach jam (frozen from last year) and apple butter (newly available from CA).  It was so enjoyable.  I love meeting with the ladies and talking and cooking and having a wonderful time.  And the kids love it too, getting all together and playing.

We're planning on doing that again next week and making strawberry jam, one of my favorites!  The local Lions had a great deal on 28lbs of cleaned and sliced strawberries for $40.  I figure that will make alot of jam, and maybe some left over for smoothies! :)  I am excited about it.

Anyways, yesterday I was picking up some things for a BBQ and saw that they had strawberries on sale at winco, $1 for 1lb.  I bought a couple just to eat and HOPEFULLY they will still be on sale tomorrow when I do my normal grocery shopping.

This morning we all had a bowl of fresh strawberries and it was glorious.  But by afternoon I saw a sudden growth of mold!  Apparently if they are washed and wet, they mold quickly.  I hadn't paid any attention to the fact that they were wet from the store.  But next time I will!

So I dropped everything and cleaned and cut the strawberries that were still good.  I pulled out a freezer bag of prepared rhubarb (from my mother in law's garden a couple of months ago) and whipped up some Strawberry Rhubarb Jam.

After dinner, my honey and the kids enjoyed some toast and jam for dessert.  And they all asked for "More please."

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