Everyone once in a while I like to scare my husband. Mind you when we met 9 years ago (holy crap!) I had absolutely zero kitchen skills. My oven was extra storage space in my tiny one bedroom apartment. I will never forget making him what I assumed would be delicious stuffed chicken which turned quickly into food poisoning. Or the garlic scallops that just tasted like garlic salt licks. Yes in the early days of my culinary adventures there were lots of mis-steps and Troy was a lucky guy to be there for them all!
When I told him about my latest culinary undertaking I waited for the WHAT? to come rolling out of his mouth. Oh yes Troy your wife is attempting to make jam. Yup I have jumped the shark right to 1950’s housewife. All kidding aside, I actually enjoyed making the jam and it was much easier than I thought.
I created 11 beautiful jars of jam that my kids will eat in about a week worth of PB&J’s.
Mashing the strawberries was a great way to take out aggression. My potato masher and I had a session on those poor strawberries. 😉
I used Sure Jell this for the recipe it was the only brand that came in the correct size. I’m all about measuring but my first time out I wanted it to be fool proof.
I shook a little while adding 4 cups of white sugar to 2 cups of mashed strawberries. I can’t even image how much sugar is in the store-bought kind…. I cringe to think about it.
Quickly mix up your Sure Jell mix and BOOM! Strawberry Jam!
I’m proud of myself for even attempting this recipe. My first dive into Jam creation seems to have been a success. I can’t wait to sample the goods later on. I might even try out some raspberry jam when they come into season. Who am I?
Have you ever completely stepped out of your comfort zone and tried to make something you’ve never attempted before? I’m getting more and more daring with food. I’ve got my eye on some new recipes I want to try, and a few of my own creation I can’t wait to play in. I’ve come along way since those food poisoning days and I’m sure my husband and now family is appreciative!
Question of the Day: Have you ever made jam before?