A while back I made a large batch of jam based on a technique I learned in a jam making class. I adopted similar methods, but updated to make the process more toddler friendly. Zara and I made a mess of jam for the holidays, which we have since given away to family and friends. At the time I didn’t have quite enough jars, so I put whatever was left in containers and let it cool in the back of the fridge until I had a plan for it. While I have had ample opportunity to use said jam (cookies anyone?). I decided that I wanted to jar it up so that my family could enjoy this delicious concoction. (Especially given the notice that we are, in fact going to be new homeowners come February, so we may literally have to live…off jam… But I digress).
Before the holidays ended, I purchased more mason jars (and highly decorative ones at that!) and decided today was the day we were going to reconstitute. We pulled up Z’s trusty step stool, got out the insane amount of jam we had stored in Tupperware, and she dumped it in a pot which we heated on low. As she stirred, I sterilized the jars and tops. When the jam had returned to a more liquid state, we added to the jars via spoons (it’s more fun for her, and a little bit easier to clean up later) closed the jars and sealed. We then made some sugar cookies for good measure (I mean what’s making jam if you aren’t going to eat it right? – plus I’m from the instant gratification generation…).
We ended up with this…please let your mouths water accordingly!