Okay, I had a plan for the pound of strawberries I bought yesterday. They were relatively inexpensive ($2) and I looked for the container with the best ones visible…not an easy job, FYI. Since I also purchased a pint of blueberries, I knew the strawberries were not going to be used on cereal.
Today, I really wanted a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Well, we have lots of peanut butter in the house, but we’re sadly lacking in the other department. It popped into my head to use the strawberries to make a kinda “jam-like” mixture. Originally, they were going to be used in smoothies…so…close.
Once I started buzzing the strawberries, I realized they are just a bit too juicy to be considered … well … jam. So, I tossed them with about a tablespoon of honey, and then cut up a humungous mango. Ran that thru the buzzer (hand mixer/stick blender/immersion blender) and thought…well…maybe they need to cook out some of the liquid. 30 minutes of stirring and boiling later, we’ve got moderate thickness and a yummy semi-sweet jam for pb&j or whatever!
Easy, easy, easy!