Thursday afternoon I put the kids down for a nap and went straight to washing the strawberries and running them through my food processor. I had found this super simple recipe via Pinterest. Maybe the ease of it should have made me question is validity, but as I said, I've never done this before.
I left them on the counter when we headed out and figured I'd stop back home at some point to put them away. Jason came out to the campground Saturday evening and informed me that one of my jars had exploded. What, what?!? I figured it was a little bit of an exaggeration on his part and would worry about it when I came home Sunday afternoon to do payroll.
I was not prepared for the mess that awaited me. Pictures don't do it justice. I spent over an hour cleaning strawberry sauce from the floor, cupboards, walls, ceiling. Another four jars had erupted in the 24 hours since Jason had been home and 2 more exploded while I was cleaning the jars up. I'm assuming this is due to the temperature of our house, among other issues.
recipe for drying them. While they didn't end up looking anything like the ones in the picture and took almost twice as long, Easton loves them!
If you have any suggestions for my jam 'sauce' I'd love to hear them!