LBB’s First Freezer Jam!

What do you do when you pick $25 worth of juicy, red strawberries?  Well, first you eat strawberry shortcake. 🙂  But really, once you do that a few times, what do you do with all those berries? 
You make jam, that’s what you do!  
Now, I initially planned to make my strawberry jam the real way.  But I decided it wasn’t worth going through all the trouble of boiling the glass jars, etc., if it didn’t work out.  Because, you see, I’d never made jam until now.  So, I decided to start small, with freezer jam.  It’s really pretty easy with the help of Sure-Jell and these plastic freezer jars, both of which you can find at your local grocery store.  
So, I’m sure you’re wondering, how was the jam?  It’s really good – tastes just like strawberries – nice and fresh!  I will definitely be eating my own jam this summer, not the stuff from the store!
Strawberry Freezer Jam
2 cups crushed strawberries
4 cups sugar
1 package pectin (such as Sure-Jell)
3/4 cup water
1.  Mix crushed strawberries with sugar, and let stand for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, stir the pectin into the water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and boil for 1 minute. Stir the boiling water into the strawberries. Allow to stand for 3 minutes before pouring into jars or other storage containers. 
2.  Place tops on the containers, and leave for 24 hours. Place into freezer, and store frozen until ready to use. 

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