or is it when life gives you lemons?
Hmm, whatever.... when life give you strawberries on sale for $1/pound, you make jam.
Or at least, you try to. While Travis was working on his poster board, Mama was making jam.
Those handy dandy jar lifter thingys? Yeah, get one. I wouldn't recommend using grill tongs to lift hot jars out of boiling water. It's not very effective. I think I only dropped one, but still.
I followed the recipe in the Ball fruit pectin box. I'm wondering how it will turn out though. It said that 5 cups would equal 8 pint jars and it didn't. I had almost a quart left over. I didn't measure out 5 cups of strawberries but it said that was equal to about 5 pounds. I used 4 to 4.5 pounds.