Were you lucky enough to get the KRAZY deal on strawberries at Safeway??? I hope so! Here’s what I did with 15 baskets of strawberries that I bought for a total of $4.95. (Don’t worry, my store had a TON of strawberries for this sale!) I made three batches of freezer jam with jars and lids I already had – 21 half pints. It’s a great way to use some of those cheap ziplock containers we get all the time too! I figured it cost me about $0.15 a jar for the strawberries. When you factor in the cost of the pectin and sugar it ends up being about $0.60 a jar. Krazy!! So grab some pectin (I used Ball’s pectin for freezer jam) and make your family happy! It took only a couple of hours to make the jam and it is delish-way better than store bought!
Strawberry Freezer Jam
4 cups crushed strawberries (I used 3 1 lb containers)
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 package Ball Freezer Jam Pectin
Jars, Lids and Rings
Mix sugar and pectin together. Add to crushed strawberries and stir for 3 minutes. Ladle into containers and let set for about 30 minutes then freeze and enjoy! Easy, peasy, huh??
I froze the rest of my strawberries whole. I just cut off the green stems, put them on a cookie sheet and froze them whole. Then I put them in freezer bags. The best thing is that they won’t stick all together now and I have them set for smoothies, jello, etc. Here’s a good source for different ways to freeze strawberries.
Here is how the deal was advertised in the Safeway ad:
Strawberries Buy 1, Get 2 Free
Buy 3 Strawberries $2.49 -$3.99 each
load $2.49 personalized price, Just 4 U
Final Price: $0.99 each
You can see how we got them 3/$0.99 HERE
Just one dilemma – do I go get more? 🙂
What are you doing with YOUR strawberries?