Thursday, June 17, 2010

It's all about the simple things.

Yesterday, after both Brett and I had finished taking care of our daily duties, work, cleaning, grocery shopping and other various responsibilities, I decided to be domestic and make some homemade freezer strawberry jam. I got a flat of strawberries for $5 at Winco. (Anyone that lives in the Provo/ Orem area should check that place out.. there are pretty good deals there). It is a really simple recipe...

2 cups crushed strawberries
4 cups sugar
1 (1.75 ounce package) pectin
3/4 cup water
  • mix strawberries and sugar together. let stand for ten minutes.
  • bring water and pectin to a boil
  • mix pectin in with strawberries and let sit for 3 minutes
  • put in containers. freeze for 24 hrs. then.. bamb! it's ready to go!
Brett jumped right in to help me. It was such a great evening. It's amazing how much fun you can have by doing something so simple. It wasn't even that it was actually the making of the strawberry jam that was so fun. It was just the fact that we were doing it together. We ended up making quite a bit of jam! After we had finished cleaning up, we starting talking.. it's interesting the things that bring joy to our lives and the things that really don't. Making jam. It's to good to have moments like that to serve as little reminders.


EJ said...

i'm still waiting for the jam to come in the mail. i hope you sent it to my address in logan though.

Ashley said...

ha yeah, send some our way too..haha. sounds fun! isnt being married the best!?

Jennica and Jordan said...

Chels you have a blog! YAY for blogs! I am so sorry we didn't make it to your reception...I was so sad. But apparently you and your husband were at efy with my sister in law and she told me that's how you met! So adorable! I'm so happy for you! Go to and leave me your email so I can add you to our blog! Love ya!

Mike and Baylee said...

Wow, getting all domestic already, such a good wife! :) Miss you girl! Hope all is well!