I have to say that I love having a garden in the summer. Between ours, my parent's, and them traveling throughout the state, I end up with a great amount of berries. This year has been my first year in making freezer jam. My mom had bought me the containers, the mixes, and the funnel a few years ago for Christmas. My thought at the time was, 'I don't have time for this.' Now that I have realized how fast, easy, and healthier it is for my family, finding the time isn't an issue.
So, here's how I spent my Saturday:
Berries defrosting in the sink. I pulled out Blackberries and Strawberries.
Blend away, add sugar to my liking, and the best part, no cook freezer jam mix.
The results of a little time and effort? Fifteen 16oz. containers of yummy freezer jam brought to my kids by a loving mommy in a variety of flavors (okay, so pretty much just two flavors).
How was yours?