On Monday, Sadie and I picked up a bucket of strawberries from a local farm. I knew Diane Lucas had a family recipe for jam so I called her and to my suprise, she told me to pick up some pint jars and Certo and to come on over and she would show us how to make strawberry jam. Diane had us cutting the strawberries and then Sadie measured out four cups, smashed them and added seven cups of sugar and stirred them together. Daine and I started to get the cans/lids/laddle in bowing water to sterilize. I stirred the strawberries and sugar in a pot and when it came to a boil, Diane added the liquid Certo. It took about 15-20 minutes and then it was time to pour the jam into the pint jars. Simple as that! The hardest part about it was washing the big pots! A big shout-out to Diane for giving us such a wonderful service and experience to Sadie and I. It was the first time either of us had made jam and it will not be the last!
ps-Sadie took these awesome pictures of the jam. She might be a great photographer in the making!
I'm a brand new stay-at-home mom after almost nine years of teaching elementary physical education. I am married to a fantastic husband of fifteen years who loves me for who I am and is very supportive in all that I do, especially scrapbooking! We have a an almost 16 year old son who loves sports and is your typcial teenager in every fashion, shape and form. Our 13 year old daughter is the musician in the family and cannot wait to be a teenager! Our family wouldn't be complete without our weiner dog and standard poodle, Benny & Carhartt. I am very blessed to have such a wonderful family and am extremely happy where I am in my life.