I was selected a few weeks back to Host a Canning Party through House Party.
www.houseparty.com is a website you can register with to apply to host a variety of different parties that promote different products. This party was for Ball Canning Supplies.
Once you are selected House Party mails you a package of goodies and coupons to use at your party.
This kit included a Canning discovery kit, pectin, funnels, mashers, recipe book and prizes and bags for guests.
The Mom's were more interested in snacking on the strawberries than mashing them : )
slicing and dicing
Getting Ready to Can!
Final Product! Not bad for a first try!
Me and Ande with the yummy stuff at work!
Check out Ball stuff at Walmart. Not that expensive and a lot easier than I thought! I have always wanted to learn and I am super excited that I can do it!
Here is a recipe from the Ball Website that requires little work.
Balsamic Vinegar-Strawberry JamBy Barbara H. of Park Hills, Missouri
Featuring Ball®RealFruit™ Instant Pectin
Makes about 5 (8 oz) half pints
You will need:
1 cup balsamic vinegar
4 cups crushed strawberries
1/2 cup honey
5 Tbsp Ball®RealFruit™ Instant Pectin
5 Plastic Ball® (8 oz) Freezer Jars
1.) PLACE balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until reduced to 3/4 cup. Chill until cool.
2.) MIX strawberries, honey and cooled balsamic vinegar in a large mixing bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes. Add pectin. Stir 3 minutes.
3.) LADLE jam into clean jars to fill line. Twist on lids. Let stand until thickened, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 1 year.
Here is some on some PB toast... MMMMMMM...