Monday, June 7, 2010

Strawberry Jam!!!

Things I should have done tonight:
Take pictures of things we still need to sell on campus news
Begin to pack
Continue to read about this phase of life that we are in called pregnancy (and probably start reading about "what to expect in the first year")
Register...uhm...actually research what you need in order to take care of a newborn so that you can register for it
Rework my resume for a possible part time position

Instead, I was distracted by one of my biggest weaknesses. Strawberries.

The past two summers I realized in late June, I completely missed strawberry season. Gone - just like that. But, you couldn't tell based on the produce section at your local grocery store. However, for some projects, when you need a LARGE quantity of fresh produce, I just can't bring myself to buy it at any superstore. (Thanks mom for always buying enormous flats of fresh fruit at the local produce market!) And somehow I managed to remember this year that it's strawberry season and to procure some locally, rather than, well - who knows where. My awareness of strawberry season is in part due to my small internal desire to avoid buying certain fruits and vegetables if I know for a fact that the season hasn't arrived yet. (i.e. corn on the cob - when i was growing up - we lived off corn on the cob in August, and ONLY August)

Because I like to procrastinate, I work better under pressure, and I would rather create something in the kitchen, tonight involved:
2 trips to meijer
2 phone calls - one to my mom and one to my sister - neither of who answered!
And some research on how to make strawberry freezer jam (note - none of these were on my previous list)

It's definitely a good thing that I went back to meijer to buy 12 1/2 pint jars. I had no idea how much jam 4 quarts of berries would make! And I can't wait to have it on homeade bread!

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