On Sunday morning I woke up and started busying myself preparing for the strawberry work ahead.
The first time I made strawberry jam the girls were about 4. Kaitlyn tasted it and declared it will be the only jam she will eat. She wasn't kidding either. If she is presented with jam that I didn't make she is very reluctant to eat it. Funny girl. The jam process is not a hard process but it would be better with 2 people. The girls are too young to stand at the stove stirring a pot of hot molten lava. In the future they will help but not yet. They don't need to wear a Phineas and Ferb band-aid because of second degree burns like someone else I know. (ahem :/) After 2 batches of jam I ended up with 20 half-pint jars. I also had enough strawberries to freeze 4 quart bags and fill two containers for eating.
Not too bad. Sadly this will all disappear very quickly. The girls and I can go through fruit like no body's business.
So much deliciousness in one bowl. Yum! I think I will make a pie. Probably this one. Double Yum!