Several weeks ago, a good friend and I went to a local strawberry patch, where I picked eight pounds of these beauties. For the first time on my own, I made delicious freezer jam (as well as a delectable pie!) I was amazed at how easy the jam-making process is. Plus, it's cheaper than storebought and tastes so much better!
I made two different batches: the recipe on the back of the pectin box (left), and the version from this cookbook, which uses a package of strawberry gelatin. I can't imagine we'll run out of jam before next summer, but if we do, I read a tip in a frugal book to just buy frozen strawberries, as it's still cheaper to make your own jam.