I think Stampin Up needs a new color called Sweet Strawberry! I spent yesterday morning picking these (over 20 pounds!) and then came home and made a bunch of stuff…..
I made 3 batches of strawberry freezer jam! Yummmm…..we all eat some every day all year so I have to make a ton. I already made more last week too. It is so good right out of the jar! You would never eat store bought jam again if you tried it.
Note: This jam is so easy- you only need 2 cups of strawberries (pulsed in the food processor til liquidy) 4 cups of sugar, 2 TBS lemon juice, and a pack of Certo (it is in the canning or seasonal aisle usually). The Certo package also has the recipe in the box. You basically just stir it all together and pour in the jars. This is no cook jam! But it must be kept in the fridge or freezer after you make it.
This is a picture of my daughter Lindsey licking one of the bowls after I put the jam in jars. I am not kidding that it is sooooo good!
Then I made a strawberry pie! Oh yes! It tastes as good as it looks too! Today I am making a cake and then cutting up a big bowl to put on top for my downline meeting tonight. I am sure they will love it. Don't forget the whipped cream!
1 Pillsbury Pie Crust (baked for about 10 minutes in the oven and then cool)
3 cups of strawberries sliced up
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
1 small box strawberry jello (3 oz)
Mix the water, sugar, salt and cornstarch in a medium saucepan. Cook on medium heat until it thickens and clears slightly. Stir in jello and set aside to cool. When the pie crust cools a little, pour the strawberries in there. Then pour the cooled jello mixture on top to cover. Make sure all of the berries are covered. Then put in the fridge for a couple hours and serve with whipped cream.
I hope you enjoyed a peek into my other hobby….eating strawberries! LOL!