It is Strawberry Season. And if It ain't yet, it will be. I thought I would show you just how easy freezer jam can be. Freezer jam is not cooked. You don't have to sterlize the jars and then put them in a hot water bath. You just put it in your freezer, or your refrigerator if you going to eat it in the next few months. Yeap, it stays there for a few months just fine. Mine only lasts a few weeks because we mix it in vanilla yogurt.
And make awesome PB&J's
And eat it on bread and just about anything else we can schmear it on.
First you need some wonderful plump yummy strawberries. We get them from Plant City here in Florida. Or you can grow your own, but that is another post.
Next, Wash your strawberries. And then lay them out here like this so you can check them for soft spots or bite marks. I also like to let them dry off a bit. Don't want to water down the jam.
Now you want to choose how to cut them up. I am blending them, so I am leaving them whole. My kids are in the "No bumps" in my food phase. Its a texture thing. If you want to leave a few to the side and chop them up with a knife and throw that into the blended mess afterward to give yours some texture.. that would be just fine.
This is my choice. You may use a knife, or a food processor or a blender. I love this hand blender.
Just mash it down. And in a few moments you have....
Stir it up for three mins. That is it. Look it's already getting thick.
I am telling you this is so easy.
Now to have a picture of me ladeling this stuff into the jars, I would have had to set up the tripod...
and a timer ...
adjust the lighting and focus...
I love you, but come on, you know how to use a ladle. Right?
Fill the jar.
Slap the lids on and presto.