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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Monday Morning Project (well really Wednesday)

Chelsea had a Babysitting Workshop on Monday and Tuesday, so we didn"t have any schoolwork on those days. This morning we started our day making homemade jelly. We went to a Jelly Workshop last week, and I had no idea making jelly would be so easy. The children and I had a lot of fun and loved the jelly so we decided to make some at home too. We made Strawberry Freezer Jam and Grape Jelly. Here is the recipe for the Strawberry Freezer Jam:

3 cups strawberries

5 cups sugar

1 box pectin

3/4 cup water

Wash, chop and mash 3 cups of strawberries and place in a bowl. Add sugar, stir and let sit 20 minutes stirring occassionally. Dissolve pectin in 3/4 cup water, bring to a boil, and boil for 1 minute. Add pectin to berries and sugar and stir for 2 minutes. Pour jam into freezer containers or canning jars leaving 1/2 inch at the top. Cover containers and let stand 24 hours at room temperature. Freeze or refrigerate. Makes about 7 half-pint jars.

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