This year, however, we have been running low. And I've not made any moves to fix the situation. So, Don bought strawberries. I told him that I wasn't ready to do that this weekend, and his reply was....."I know. I'm going to do it this year." This made me pause. When Don and I met, he was not exactly, um....fluent...in kitchen skills. Being a bachelor, he didn't really have to be. And while he has come a long way, I was not quite sure that he was up to jam. Was I ever wrong!
|See how beautiful?|
|Sorting and washing strawberries.|
|Mashing the berries, a cup at a time.|
|One of three containers of puree.|
|Sugar, measured and ready for the pot.|
|Maddie, watching and "supervising".|
|Cooking the puree and pectin.|
|Maddie, making sure that Dad is stirring properly.|
|Lids, sitting at the ready in boiling water.|
|Adding sugar to the pot.|
|The boiling stage is over.|
|Filling the jars.|
|The first jar, ready for the hot water canner.|
Now that I know that Don can, and is willing to make jam, the sky's the limit! I wonder if he realizes that I'm hoping to go cherry picking this weekend????
See you soon!