A little crazy!

Okay, I was just realizing that I am nuts. I just finished 3 batches of strawberry freezer jam. It is really simple and not extremely time consuming but as you can see it is one in the morning and I really need to get to bed! So what do I do? Blog about it at 1:00 AM! Okay, I am going to bed now, my feet are killing me, my head hurts and my baby is going to get up to nurse soon and I haven’t slept a wink so I’m going to get right on that! By the way, the three batches made 12 1/2 pints of jam so I think that will last us for a few months until the fresh berries come (I used Costco’s big bag of frozen berries which is probably a lot cheaper!)

Good Night!

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8 Responses to A little crazy!

  1. Tamara says:

    Sis! You are a rock star! I’m impressed!

  2. Catherine says:

    I love making jam. What is freezer jam?
    I often get started on a project or something once the kids are asleep in the evening, and then I get so into the project I end up working on it past midnight. But the late evening is one of the only times I have to do something uninterrupted and without lots of little hands wanting to help. :)

  3. Roberta says:

    Didn’t your midwife tell you to take it easy for about 6 weeks?!? :)

  4. Jenni says:

    Catherine, freezer jam is jam that you don’t have to cook. You just used crushed berries and then add the pectin and let sit for 30 minutes and then add the rest of ingredients and then pour into your freezer-safe containers. I love it because you are using fresh berries and I think it tastes a lot better. About the late night thing, I do that too. I love having my kids help me with things but sometimes it’s nice to do a project by myself! :)

    Roberta, yeah right! 6 weeks? I think that was something else ;) So do you take it easy for 6 weeks with 4 kids? I don’t think so! :)

  5. Karen says:

    I thought about you when I *WOKE UP* at 1am! I wondered if you were still up cleaning or working on the jam!

    Wowsie. At least it’s in the freezer now…that’s gotta feel good!



  6. Ellen Evans says:

    Derek just remarked today…we need to buy some pectin and use up our berries and make jam. I said “we have three boxes of pectin just waiting to be used…and by the way jenni made THREE batches last night” What a woman! Our freezer jam that we made last summer just didn’t quite stretch around to this year’s fresh berry crop and I broke down and bought smuckers.

  7. Jenni says:

    Ellen I will have to make a disclaimer. I made three batches but I made them all at once. I just had three big bowls and measured everything out into threes, the hardest part was hand squeezing the lemons! :)

  8. I’ve only once made homemade jam (and hat with help.) But my best friend does jam every year for her Christmas gifts. And Smucker’s tastes bad to me now :(

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