Thursday, July 23, 2009

Domestic Goddess Day

Today we got a little crazy and decided to make raspberry freezer jam. I'm not much of a "Domestic Goddess." I have canned salsa and peaches before but I've always done it at my mom's house with her help. Let's just say my canning and preserving skills are limited. BUT...I do have a little confidence when it comes to freezer jam! I can make it all by myself and have yet to really mess it up! Go ahead..give it a try sometime.

This is a yummy and easy recipe that I use:
Mix together 2-3 cups sugar with 4-5 Tbsp. instant clear-jel (I get it from Kitchen Kneads)
In a seperate bowl mix together 1/4 c. lemon juice, 1/2 c. corn syrup and 5 cups of fruit. (Measure out 5 cups and then blend it.)
Pour the sugar/clear-jel into the fruit mixture.
Stir well.
Put into freezer safe containers.
Freeze! It's done.

Baby Brother is all ready to help out! He helped by not needing to eat, or have a diaper change!

C-Man helped as much as a 3 year old can help!

We are both ready to go in our aprons!

Our raspberries we picked at Grandmas house!
C-man and I had a few samples while we picked!

You need Karo, Lemon Juice, Sugar, Instant Clear-Jel and probably a Diet Coke!

First mix the sugar and clear-jel together.

Pour the sugar mixture into the fruit mixture and stir well!

Pour into freezer containers! Here is our finished product!

Lick off the dishes and you are really done!

All we were missing is a fat piece of homemade bread to put it on! Hmm..another lesson to learn.


mckenzie said...

hmmmm. that sounds so good! i want to make some jam too but it looks like i might have missed raspberry season.

Ribi said...

Great Scott!!! How big is Cannon now!?!?! He looks huge. Seems crazy to see him so much bigger.

P.S. you can send me some jam on ice anytime...

Brittney Q. said...

Yum! I want some. :)

Annette said...

How cute is that!

Deb said...

Oh yes, you definately need a diet coke to make raspberry jam! :)

PS: I have a great recipe for homemade bread if you have a Bosch. . .