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?

How to Handle a KRAZY Deal, Plus my Strawberry Jam Recipe!