Saturday, July 25, 2009

'lest you think I'm lazy...

I've been a little busy today. I know my kids don't think I ever do much, but I keep trying to convince myself that I'm a very hard working woman. Today I made strawberry jam. I'm feeling pretty domestic right now. I've been harvesting strawberries from my patch and I also bought some strawberry bits and pieces from Alison's Pantry. So together with all of my strawberries...
I went from here:

To here thawing out all my strawberries:

I used over 25 pounds of this:

and about 21 boxes of this:

Sur-jel is my favorite.
And 47 of these:

And my end result was this:

47 pints of strawberries waiting to go into the freezer after they've sat at room temperature for 24 hours.
I think that might be my year's supply of freezer jam.

12 comments:

Cherie said...

Ha I beat Kristina!!! Take that in your snuggie girl!! ha ha J/K!!

Tauna I would never in a million years call you lazy and I don't think anyone else would either.
You are so industrious!!

Congrats on all your yummy jam!!

Kim said...

Nurses lazy? I think not!!!! Love freezer jam. Keep it up my friend!

Kirsten said...

Hey! I made Raspberry jam today! Woohoo!

Ya, I seriously want a ward cookbook! Tell me what I need to do and I'll buy one!

Kristina P. said...

Cherie made me laugh!

I made jam last year and apparently can't add. It took 3 tries before I got it right!

Kimmie said...

Lucky you!! Our Strawberries didn't yield much of anything this year!

What a lot of hard work you have done this week putting up all of that jam. How yummy that will be on homemade bread, pancakes, rolls, etc...

Your family is lucky and YES, I have to agree with Cherie...you are VERY industrious and the furthest thing from lazy!

wendy said...

YUM yum yum, I want some. Looks sooo good and you can't beat homeade freezer jam. I haven't mad homeade jam in --well, it might have been a previous life I am thinking.
I will miss you until I get things up and running my friend!!

g.suzie said...

Oh yum, that looks delish, and believe me I would never think of you as a 'slacker' ever!!! You are one of the busiest people I know!
Miss you too!

gigi said...

Oh yum! I'll bring some homeade bread if you'll share some of your jam with me :)

heather said...

This is me, bowing to your domestic goddessness!!

Kado! said...

MMMMMmmmmmm.....that is making my mouth water....I think I might have to run to the kitchen after I leave this comment and make my self some toast with strawberry jam.....but I know Smuckers can not compare to how Yummy your jam probably tastes!

Conder's Castle said...

I don't know why you would think that your kids think you are lazy!!

Adam & Leesha Wickern said...

WOW! You are seriously amazing! I can't believe you made all that jam! Someday, I too will be able to be like Tauna and make jam of my own ;)