My Dad and Bonus Mom arrived yesterday with 3 flats of gorgeous strawberries. They live south of us, so their strawberries are in peak season while our season is barely beginning.
I think it goes without saying that we are making jam today. We are planning a light production load–only 24 pints. Rest assure that I’ll be singing We Be Jammin’ all day.
We got a little carried away a few years ago, so we’ve been trying to reign it in ever since. Moderation with food stockpiling is not one of my stronger suits.
Jam kind of like rite of passage for us–we usually make at least five different types of jam throughout the summer: strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, mixed berry, and cherry. Strawberries are in season first, followed by raspberries. Cherries and blueberries come at about the same time. If I am really lucky and remember to pick apricots, I may get a few half pints of apricot jam made at summers end.
So I guess it also goes without saying that I will have to whip up a batch of Light and Fluffy Biscuits to go with any leftover berries. But seeing as the Baby has single-handedly eaten approximately 2 pounds of strawberries since their arrival last night, we may not have too many left. 😉
We will also be trying a no-cook freezer jam, so if it turns out to be tasty, I’ll post the recipe later.
On a completely unrelated note: Son #1 turned 11 yesterday. I just love that boy. I nearly gave birth to him in the car on the way to the hospital. My wish for a natural birth gave way to my pleading for pain meds about 5
hours minutes before he was born. The nurses laughed at me. I did not get a medal for my efforts. However, I was given a far greater gift with my sweet oldest boy that I love more than life itself. He is such a joy. Thankfully, I am handling this birthday a lot better than his tenth birthday, when I got all reflective and stuff. Because clearly his birthday was all about me. 😉
Do the life events of others cause you to be reflective?
What do you feel the need to stockpile in your home?
Happy Saturday, Friends!