Monday, April 30, 2012

3 Ingredients Strawberry Jam

Strawberries are in season! Whenever I think of Strawberries, I remember being 12 years old in Tualatin Oregon. I worked all summer picking berries at a local farm to save up money for "cool" school clothes. My Dad was a Pastor of a church and he was a great provider, but things were always tight and I could not expect name brand clothing, it just was not going to happen unless it was a hand me down. Well I am very very tall. Hand me downs just don't work. Not when you are going into later elementary or middle school years. I was teased really bad. So I decided to save up and buy a couple cute outfits from my earnings. At then end of the season I proudly put my earnings in my purse, I had a le sports sac purse that I used. I remember it like it was yesterday. We got to the store and I needed to use the restroom. Well... to make a long story short, I forgot my purse in the bathroom. By the time I remembered, someone had already taken it. Full of cash. My entire earnings. Gone. I went to customer service, and security, but I knew no one would turn it in. So I set off for another year of teasing and hand me downs. It was a great learning experience. I sure have not left anything anywhere since. Whenever Strawberries come into season, and it is time for jam making, this story will always come to mind. Thanks to my sisters awesome recipe finding skills, You can make awesome freezer jam in less than 30 minutes with just 3 ingredients. With Ball® RealFruit™ Instant Pectin 
There is no cooking needed. It is so fast and easy and makes really yummy freezer jam. Here is how I make it.

4 cups puree'd Strawberries
1 package quick pectin
1 1/2 cup sugar

I put all 3 ingredients in a blender and puree for several minutes. Pour into freezer safe jar and freeze until you are ready to serve it. We like ours right out of the freezer. Yummy!

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