We hit a strawberry stand on Thursday. My eyes were way bigger than my stomach which has been a problem for me. As soon as I got out of the car, I could smell the warm strawberry scented air. I just stood there and soaked it in for a minute. When I got to the counter I had already made up my mind that I wanted a full flat. Twelve baskets of farm fresh literally just picked from the farm strawberries. Twelve baskets for three people. As we were driving back home I realized that I bought to much. Then I felt bad because I didn't want to waste all that goodness.
We had to stop by Osh on the way home to pick up a toilet flapper to fix the ghost toilet. While we were at Osh I found the canning isle and decided that I could make jam! I got really excited! And then immediately really intimidated. I skipped the canning process and went for freezer jam which is pretty easy to make and I don't have to worry about sanitizing and properly handling jars and boiling and all of that. What I should have picked up was Pectin. Since I have never made jam before I didn't realize I needed it. So in the end I got a thick strawberry sauce/spread. Which is still very tasty.
Hull the berries and put them in a pan. Mash. I added an apple for natural Pectin and some honey for sweetness. I cooked until the apple was mush then I hit it with a stick blender. I added another basket of mushed strawberries back to the mix for some chunkies.
Once it was cooled I added it to the washed freezer jars.
I still had six baskets left.
So I whipped up some cream and we went outside after dinner.
I've got three baskets left...what else can I do with them?