Sunday, June 13, 2010

Strawberries!!!

Memorial Day, I went strawberry picking with my Granma, Aunt Carol and cousin Meghan. We had a blast! I had been picking before when I was a lot younger, Meghan hadn't been before and she was chattering up a storm and then wondered why Granma and I had more berries in our boxes than she did. Most of the berries were on the small to medium size because we were picking late in the season.

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Once Meghan stopped running her mouth chattering, she had a lot of fun picking!

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We ended up with 4 full containers and a partial.

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When we got back to Granma's, we had a big lunch and took naps to rest and then got busy cleaning the strawberries and making jelly. Granma cleaned the berries, I ran them through the blender, Meghan measured out the sugar and stirred the pectin into the sugared berries and Carol cooked the pectin.

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When the mixture was ready, Meghan loaded up the jelly into the jars and Carol wiped the jars down and put the lids on.

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We only cleaned and jellied 2 of the trays. We had it down to a science and it only took us about 2 hours to make all of this!

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The best part is that because I have the most freezer space, I am the keeper of the jelly!!!

The pups have nothing to say about this because I am a big ole meanie and haven't let them try any of it yet!

Also, someone left a comment and asked where you could pick strawberries in Ohio. Since you are set as a No Reply comment, you didn't get an answer to this question. Do what we did - search for it on the net.

4 comments:

Judy said...

Oh Yummy, yummy! I love fresh strawberries! I am way too lazy to go pick them myself and more than happy to pay whatever to get the good local ones. That's my project for today--they are finally at the stands. Just need to pick up some ice cream. ;-) Good job ladies.

Michelle said...

Yum! I love strawberries!

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

Hubby just had strawberry soup last night. I like the flavor, but I don't like eating things with seeds in them. :0(

Jen said...

Yummy! Homemade strawberry jam is so delicious! My stepmom just taught me how to make it last week-end. I can't wait to start making my own. Hmmm...should probably invest in a huge freezer. I just can't get enough! You girls sure do got the assembly line down!