Yesterday, the local berry farmers, hand-delivered two-flats of fresh picked strawberries to my house! I was thinking one flat won't be enought, right? Well, 2 flats of strawberries is ALOT of strawberries - and we all know they don't last long. So today I have made 1 batch of strawberry slush (freezing now) and 2 batches of strawberry freezer jam, and 1 batch of strawberry-rhubarb freezer jam, and sliced some up for the freezer, and eaten just a few! They are tasty! It has turned out to be a beautiful day here in West Central Minnesota so the windows are open and the fresh breeze is flowing through my kitchen, which smells really good! I highly recommend you get yourself some fresh grown strawberries, they are a true taste of summer! P.S. tomorrow for breakfast - Waffles with Strawberries & Whip Cream :) Here are two recipes I used today:
Rhubarb-Strawberry Freezer Jam
2 1/2 c. chopped fresh rhubarb
2 1/2 c. chopped fresh strawberries
4 1/2 c. sugar
2 (3 oz.) pkgs. strawberry Jell-O
Chop your fruit and mix together with your sugar in a soup size pot. Bring to a boil on the stove and simmer until rhubarb is tender. Stir in the Jell-O and stir well, until dissolved. Pour into jars, put the lids on. Let set overnight. Then place in the Freezer until you are ready to eat!
2 1/2 c. fresh chopped strawberries
1 12 oz. can frozen lemonade
2 c. water
Mix all ingredients together in the blender. Freeze. When you are wanting to serve, remove from freezer and let thaw a bit so you can spoon it out, scoop desired amount into your glass and fill the glass with Squirt or 7-Up.