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Sunday, September 12, 2010

REDNESS...umm umm, GOOD...

It seems to be a pretty well-known fact that..
I LOVE STRAWBERRIES...
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....and, boy, do we love STRAWBERRY JAM around our place..

I always make a few jars for us to enjoy during the WINTERTIME months...
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if the strawberries are plentiful and not too expensive...
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I had never tried FREEZER JAM... I did this time.
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One envelope, mixed with crushed fruit and sugar will make 5 or 6 little jars of

PURE GOODNESS....TO THE LAST DROP !!
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Little freezer- proof KERR canning jars..
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Slice and crush....
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aren't they so pretty!!
I got an extra jar because I started out with more strawberries...
and...ummmm....these are sure going to taste GOOD this winter when there's snow
and cold wind blowing outside...
LET IT SNOW !!!
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This freezer jam is actually just crushed fruit and sugar and the thickener...
....no added water to "water down the taste" so you are having THE REAL THING...
the real fruit flavor...
(Marty, I hope this will serve as a tablescape so I can join you!) :))
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This GOOD LOOKIN' bread is
APRICOT/CHOCOLATE specialty bread from our market..
Alone, it is AWESOME...
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But coupled with a fresh, just opened jar of homemade JAM...
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O HONEY !
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...and I just discovered....
Strawberry jam and PEANUT BUTTER
sandwiches aren't.......
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HALF BAD.....!!
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"good grief...i just hope we still HAVE some jam when winter gets here!"
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I'm playing in RUBY TUESDAY
3 OR MORE TUESDAY
TABLESCAPE TUESDAY and NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY
REDNESDAY WEDNESDAY

60 comments:

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh my...how yummy! That bread looks amazing too!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Kimberly-mytoesareclaustrophobic said...

Oh my goodness, that looks heavenly!

Deb said...

That looks sooooo good!! I may have to attempt it myself:) Now about that bread. . .DROOL. .YUMMY. .WOW!!!

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, yummy! This looks so good. I love strawberries!! Your jams look so delicious plus your bread!! :)
I hope the cops found whoever was trying to get into your home! That was really scary!
Take care and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dena said...

Oh BJ, there is always a sweet somethin' at your place! You're gonna laugh but I am seriously making a pb&j now! I always make apple jelly in the winter. It's become my signature gift at the holidays and folks get downright snippy if I don't deliver. There's no better feeling than that is there?

Hugs,
Dena

Blondie's Journal said...

I come to your blog and always leave hungry, especially for sweets!! The jam looks delicious as does the bread. Oh, yum!

xoxo
Janie

Sassy J said...

Looks delish......Hugs, Jennifer

Julie Harward said...

There is nothing as good as bread and peanut butter with jam! I could live on it forever...maybe! I love freezer jam too..so easy and so so good! :D

arkie said...

Really a tasty looking blog post! I enjoy stopping by your blog!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

That looks so yummy and I could picture myself eating that in front of the fireplace when it's snowy outside :) One of my favorite treats right now is taking the strawberries and cutting them in half and dipping them into natural peanut butter :) My hubby thought I was crazy and I said it tastes like a strawberry jam and peanut butter sandwich lol :)

fiberdoodles said...

I just love strawberries ~ yumm!

Tommie Jo said...

The flavor of that bread sound very interesting~it's a combo I would've never thought of but I'll bet it's yummy. Do you grow strawberries? I tried this past summer but...nothing. Your jam looks luscious!

xinex said...

Oh my goodness, bj, your strawberries,jam and bread are making me hungry. They look so scrumptious....Christine

Zondra Art said...

Woow beautiful work!!!
Kisses.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Oh boy, that jam and bread look mighty good! I know it tastes great, and will be so welcome in a few months-enjoy:@)

Theresa said...

Looking good to me, beautiful in the jar and ON the bread! Eat it and make some more real quick:)

Have a blessed day! HUGS!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Oooooooheeeeee, gooooooooheeee, yummmmmmyyyyyyy!

Southern Lady said...

Oh, so pretty and scrumptious looking, BJ. I know you and Mr. Sweet are going to enjoy those all winter.

I'd be willing to bet that you would win a Blue Ribbon at the Texas State Fair!

From the Kitchen said...

I've never tried freezer strawberry jam either but now I'm going to! The bread brought to mind that I learned to make yeast breads when we lived in Lubbock. I took many cooking classes with Mackie Bobo. The first three were breadmaking. Boy, did our house smell good!

Thanks for the memories!

Best,
Bonnie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hi BJ
Even though I was up and down all night, I ended up sleeping 12 hours all together. I haven't slept like that in a long time. Just had to tell you that. I don't know why. I think I might be ready for a day of running around about that pesky coumadin. We had it straightened out then J had to go on an antibiotic. So we really need that cozy hearth room.LOL

Anyway...I ran on for awhile there. I was going to say..I never had a problem with your page loading anyway. I have pretty good connections. Then youngest daughter worked some magic with the phone company and not only got us a lower bill but speedier internet! Yippee!

I think you should make your page your own, because it is your blog and you should be happy. I put mine back to white and I'm still up in the air about changing it back to grey. Maybe one of these days I'll figure it out. For me I like less on my sidebar and a plainer background because of my photos. I understand my font isn't the easiest for some to read, but I want it to look like I sat down and wrote it in a journal...Bradley Hand is very close to the way my girls and I print, which I think is pretty neat. But I'll think about the font awhile too.

Happy blogging BJ!
Oh....you definitely have that famous Texas Woman strength....just like my grandmother had. Sure glad she passed some of that one to me.

And the jam looks delish!:-)

Brambleberry Cottage said...

You've done it again, Ms. BJ! You've made our mouths water. I love strawberries and the Yankee loves jam. And that bread...ummm. I'd be knocking on your door for a taste, if you didn't live sooo far away. ;)

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Scrumptious BJ!! I have a friend who makes freezer jam and she always gives us a few jars. It is delicious!
Hugs,
Penny

Judi said...

Hi BJ
Oh yum yum yum yum yum!!!
Your pictures are making me want some of that yummy bread right now with strawberry jam right there plunk on it!!
Love it with peanut butter too...
Strawberries are just such wonderful fruit aren't they?
I hope you have some left for winter too...nothing like having to scrounge for that jam come the sweet mornings when you need a real strawberry fix...
but...how delish it is allll day ..
*hugs*
Judi

CHERI said...

Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!! I love strawberries and strawberry jam...definitely hungry right now! Sure do wish I had been there to watch DIRTY DANCING with you and the grandkids! We could have tried a few of Patrick's moves!!! I love dancing...and Patrick could definitely do some sexy steps!

Rita said...

I have been looking at this freezer jam thing for along time and often wondered if it relly works. Of course, now I will have to go buy some; great pictures.

SmilingSally said...

Just package up a jar or two and mail 'em to me!

Shug said...

That is some pretty good looking food that you've got going on there. It all looks Yummy, Yummy!
Showed the pictures to my husband (Sam) and his mouth was drooling! I am getting together with some of my High School friends and you had a little saying on your blog before you changed it up. Something about not wanting to make everyone jealous. I would love to use that on my friends...Could you send it to me!
Hugs to You!
Shug

Joops said...

Wow that's a lot of strawberries.

My Ruby Tuesday

Paula said...

What a great blog!

This looks so delicious!

Have a nice time!
Paula

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Oh my God !!!
Questo è un post che solo a guardarlo a noi donne, ci fà guadagnare + 10 Kg.
Buonissime la marmellata di fragole !
A me piace molto sopra a del pane fresco spalmata a del burro.
Mmmmmm :)

Zondra Art said...

Thank you for your visit and comments.
Google translator is on the right side of the blog:)

Sarah said...

All looks really yummy! Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries ~ they are all good!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I have only made freezer jam...I think it is delicious, tastes just like fresh berries. I haven't made any since the kids left...hubby rarely eats jam and I'd eat it all myself!

Ralph said...

The strawberries are a wonderful soft red. The mass of berries are being prepared for the sweet treat they will be in a snowy Texas winter (up North, too). Peanut butter and strawberries - I find this a divine combination for 50 years of my life...

Olive Cooper said...

Good grief...mouth is watering here! Yummy! hugs♥olive

La said...

BJ ~ That is the yummiest looking tabletop display I've ever seen! I love strawberries too.

Have a great day! La

Auntie E said...

Now I'm Hungry....
My Ruby Link for you

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

YUM indeed~! I can smell and taste that jam and bread all the way from there to NC... Just be glad I'm not your neighbor , cause I'd be inviting myself over every day:)

Sonny

Liz said...

Hi BJ! This is the second time I have heard someone recommend this freezer jam! Once it is done, does it have to be stored in the freezer? Can you gift it? Tell me more. It looks so wonderful I would love to try it. :)

~Liz

glimpse of my world said...

yummy!! i will be right over for pb&J! Hugs... see you soon!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

How did you know that strawberry jam is my FAVORITE? I so luv it with peanut butter...yummie! Thanks for coming to my NTT party...hope you have a great time here!

Blessings,
Linda

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh I love the new look here. Very simple and light, and different. I love to notice changes! They "hit one in the eye," don't they? :-))))

I never learned to can anything. So I've always been afraid to try to can. But somehow, Freezer Canning sounds.... More like I could do it, and not think I was gonna' poison us, come winter. -giggles-

Such a pretty, pretty, pretty entry! How could one go wrong, with RED hu????

Gentle hugs...

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Love all your photos!! This is a great post.

I also did a post on freezer jam and here in Oregon we get luscious wild blackberries and u-pick blueberries. There's nothing better than seeing all that jam ready and waiting for the fall and winter months.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my goodness, this is the perfect vignette for the party. Great bread and jam couldn't be more perfect and now I am so hungry. I havn't made jam in years and years. This looks fabulous. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Manang Kim said...

Oh wow that is really good!!
Red Tractor

Kathleen Grace said...

I think freezer jam tastes the best! Apricot and chocolate bread?! Oh. my.

Susie Q said...

Oh this is pure heaven!! Wow Bj! Can I drop by this afternoon for a snack??
Love,
Sue

Cindy said...

YUMMY!!! You jam look very good, I have only made apple butter, but it was very good too!
Hugs, Cindy

Ann said...

Well, I had decided to just skip supper but now I'm gonna have to have some toast and jam. Sadly, not strawberry but I do have blackberry!
Thanks!!
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

LV said...

You may not be hungry when you start reading your blog, but you certainly will be after. I would enjoy any of those goodies. I have had my time helping with the canning, so I will leave it to your now. I could sure use a jar of what you fixed. I love strawberries too.

Kathleen said...

That does look delicious, BJ!
The bread looks home made!

Genie Robinson said...

Yummy, yummy, yummy, in my tummy, tummy, tummy. WAhat a mouth watering post with bread to beat. All of your pictures made me think I was right there in your home with you. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Genie @ buttonsforbaga

Antiques Galore Gal said...

Oh my goodness! It looks so good. It's been many years since I made jams or jellies.

~~Carol~~ said...

Seriously, what will they think of next? Freezer jam! I didn't even know that existed. I've always wanted to try making my own jam, and it looks like it couldn't be easier. Yours looks yummy!
Thanks for making me aware that I had word verification on. I had no idea, and I know alot of people hate it, me included, so I took it off. Thanks BJ!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Melody said...

Hi BJ! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I have to tell you I have been reading you blog for a while now....it's great!
I love freezer jams. I have peach in now. But not had time to do more :( I don't can..I'm afraid I'll kill someone...so I do freeze..much easier and seems tastier.
LOL I think everyone from the 40's-70's saved everything!YIPPEEEE for us today. I love to do painted furniture, but if it's not marred I can't bring myself to paint over a good piece of wood...I now, silly huh. Now that we know where we are in blogland..let's not be strangers. I'm a follower and you're on my blog list:)

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love this post! I love love love strawberries and my mommy used to make me strawberry jam and PB sandwiches all the time when I was little. Thanks so much for the sweet memories this morning! And I'm going to have to try freezer jam, it looks wonderful and sounds so easy YIPPIE!

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

Melody said...

Hi Again Bj,
I have a question....
I just went to the bottom of your blog and found the 'Towel Heads' clarification. I just read that and I want to know if I can copy that and send to some friends....they'd be very interested in this clarification.
Please let me know
melody@brownginghamcreations.com

Shelley said...

Thats what I say...yum yum...looks delicious...blessings

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Looks so delicious! I'm a new follower dropping by from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday...

Hope you're having a lovely week!

Marie
http://www.sallyleebythesea.com

Patti said...

Oh that jam looks divine! I am so timid about making jams, or canning in general. I have never tried, but would love to. Maybe hubs is brave enough to help me! This is a great post - makes me hungry! Hugs, Patti