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Monday, June 25, 2012

~ Strawberries....I can't get enough

...ever make DROP BISCUITS ?
This morning, I used the HEART HEALTHY Bisquick mix and BUTTERMILK
and DROPPED those biscuits right on that cookie sheet.
I always bake my biscuits in a CAST IRON SKILLET
but this morning....I used the cookie sheet.
No flouring the rolling pin necessary.....
Less than 2 minutes of mixing them up and dropping them...
12 minutes in a 425 oven and you are
 Some of you may remember that I made my FIRST round of
last year.
Well, we have TWO jars left so I am going to buy a whole bunch of strawberries,
wash my FREEZER JARS really good
and make another batch.....probably this weekend, while STRAWBERRIES
are still good and a reasonable price.
If you want to try your hand at it....

just follow the SIMPLE, NO COOK recipe on the package of
OOO, and you need to buy a little box of the FREEZER SAFE JARS.
Not expensive and, of course, you can use them over and over til the cows come home.
I would suspect that you MIGHT......MIGHT could use a sugar substitute
but I was too scared to try it.
I LIVE on sugar subs and every now and then.....
a body needs THE REAL THING.
The strawberries are so BIG nowdays....
when I was little ( a million years ago),
strawberries were tiny and so much flavor, it nearly blew your tongue out of your mouth.
I doooo love me some PHOTO EDITING.....
I love this stuff.... ice crystals and all.
I can barely wait for it to thaw enuf to get a spoonful out of the jar.
I sure do hope you will make a few jars....I just know you will love it.

(i use photoscape for my editing and playin' around)

Go make 'sum FREEZER JAM
You know you want to !!
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Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The biscuits sound too easy! Gonna have to give them a try:@)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

yum strawberries..

thats what I had for supper fresh sliced strawberries in greek yogurt.
tasted great and made my tummy feel good too.

SmilingSally said...

Mr. Sweet is a very lucky man! Have a great day, BJ.

Mary said...

You amaze me with all of your talents! This looks wonderful!

Geneva said...

I've never heard of freezer jam but it sounds so easy, I think I have to give it a try. I like your photo editing too...I've never heard of photoscape either so I'll definitely check that out as well. Fun post BJ!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Nothing like drop biscuits and strawberry jam!

Anne said...

I always thought it would be to hard to make my own jam but you make the end results look worth it. What a yummy summer breakfast.

Stacey said...

What a wonderful treat! You had coffee with that, right?

Gina said...

Yum! The most delicious looking things come out of your kitchen!

TexWisGirl said...

that looks yummy, dear.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

BJ -- I am TOTALLY addicted to strawberries right now. Had the most yummy smoothie this morning made with almond milk (to keep it low carb) and strawberries, a splash of cream and lots of ice -- YUMMO! Your freezer jam looks heavenly :)

Have a great week!


Madeline's Album said...

The biscuits look so good as well as the jam. Your post always get my mouth to watering. I want to thank you for adding my husband, Karl, to your prayer list and for your last visit to my blog. It has been hot here but not quite as hot out there in Texas I wish you lived closer so you could enjoy my pool as much as I do. Have a blessed day and stay cool. Madeline

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh the biscuits and jam look soooooo good. Great pics too. Hugs, Marty

Beverly said...

Looks and sounds delicious. Just right with a morning cup of coffee.

Pondside said...

I'm hoping to get out for some strawberries on the weekend - they are just coming in up here. Fresh strawberry jam on homemade bread - the best!

Roban said...

I'll have to try the biscuit recipe. Haven't made any in a long, long time. Beautiful photos!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the drop biscuits! That jam looks incredible! Now I'm hungry! :)
hugs, LInda

Kelly said...

I love strawberries too. That is such a good idea to make jam with them. I guess we rely too much on good ol Smuckers these days. Ha! I'm sure your homemade jam is much better too! I've tried my hand at making biscuits before, but failed miserably. I stick to Pillsbury frozen southern style biscuits. They taste better than anything I can make. Ha!

Paloma said...

YUM! So delicious! Those biscuits look great too!!

Vee said...

Very pretty pics you were playing with. I was trying to figure out what you might have done with each one. Yes, I think real sugar with preserves is a small thing. After all, you're not going to have much more than a tablespoon, right? Right, BJ?'re awfully quiet...

Naptime Review said...

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Kathleen Grace said...

Yuuuuum yum! I have tried making jam with sugar substitute in the past and I can tell you, don't waste your time, it just doesn't work. We grew strawberries this spring and boy did they flower beautifully. Green berries hanging everywhere, we eyed them in anticipation. The ground squirrels methodically took a bite out of nearly every. singe. one. I think we got about a dozen berries between us:>{

Sue said...

Yes indeed I enjoy Bisquick drop biscuits, with fresh strawberry jam. I have never made freezer jam, but after ready this post, I think I might try them with next years crop. Our fresh strawberries have finished for the year.
I agree the ones that my grandmother grew on her farm were so sweet as well as small, and that was a million years ago for me, too!~smile~
Thank you for sharing.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I made a batch of strawberry jam back in March. The strawberries have been so sweet and delicious this year. Have a wonderful day BJ!!

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Audrey said...

Hi bj ... yes, love strawberries too and we have been getting some really good ones. Need to do what you are doing and freeze some but not time right now. Your blog always makes me hungry.
Audrey Z.

SavannahGranny said...

BJ, That sounds so good. And yes, I love the convenience of drop biscuits.
I loved those small, sweet strawberries. Some of the ones we get now are almost bitter. Put enough of that sweet stuff on and they are delish.
Hugs, Ginger

Eclectically Vintage said...

My mouth is watering!! My girls adore biscuits - we definitely have to try these (love that there's no rolling involved)!
Now I'm off to raid my fridge!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I love freezer jam...I haven't made any in years. It has been so hot and dry here that our strawberry patches only had berries briefly. We have a big blueberry patch nearby, but I haven't heard a word about there being an yet (or at all) this year. We are parched in Illinois, the yard looks like shredded wheat!

Micupoftea~ said...

Nice photos, sounds easy to do. However, I prefer strawberries whole and fresh, so maybe I could use another fruit for freezer jam? Enjoy the end of June~

Becolorful said...

I couldn't agree more about the flag and the election. I barely read the rest of your post. Sorry. I will go back and do that. I guess you just hit a nerve with me and I couldn't wait to comment. :D I will be using your flag/porch images in a post if that is okay with you. Of course I will give you credit.
Have a fabulous 4th.