Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Feelin' a little BLUE







So, I found blueberries on sale for $1.00/carton at my local grocery store, and of course I thought what anyone else would have thought....homemade blueberry syrup. So I bought 20 cartons and came right home and got my canning stuff out of storage. In an attempt to teach my kids how FUN and easy it is to make your own healthy food, I incorporated their help. They helped wash the berries, and then they were done. :)
It was a very easy process. It took about 1 hour to make 5 1/2 pints of blueberry syrup. I could have made more, but I decided to freeze half of the berries for another day.
When we were done, I made pancakes for the kids for bed snack and let them taste the blueberry syrup. They loved it, and were so excited that they "helped" make it!

6 comments:

landersfamily said...

Wow you are awesome! I am so coming to your house for breakfast!

Janell said...

I had lost you--so glad to find your new blog! And you know how I feel about canning/freezing blueberries. I'm SO jealous for all your fresh fruit!!
Glad to see you're all doing well!

Dusty said...

Can I have your recipe for the Blueberry syrup???

Michelle said...

Jen you are seriously the cutest Mom! I blog stocked you from Mindy's blog-- I need to send you an invite to mine . . .

Annie said...

Good luck in your new adventures in blogging.

Thanks for adding me as a friend of Facebook.

I'm just going to hang out here a little longer and enjoy your playlist!

markandkristen said...

Maybe I shouldn't admit this because I don't want to make anyone jealous, but I got to try the blueberry syrup and it is YUMMY! Thanks Jen! :)