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Gianna wanted to make canned jam instead of freezer jam. Why? Because of the cute jars that we had for jellies. Canning is kind of a pain as opposed to freezing, but I like that she is wanted to do it.  So I went to Aldi’s to get some good fruit. The strawberry picking season is over here in mid-Illinois and blueberry season isn’t beginning yet. Aldi’s has great fruit and good prices. I bought a variety and we decided on a mix of strawberries and blueberries. 

Neatness is not Gianna’s strong suit. 

  
It took two hours from start to finish. We used a lot of dishes. We got 7 containers (5 small, 2 medium) of jam.

 
Those labels were at Dollar General. They are water soluble so they wash off when you wash the jars.

Even though freezer jam is SOOOOO much easier, it was good to make canned jam to see the difference in taste and amount of work. My parents usually find some peaches for a good price by the bushel, so that will be our next canning project.  

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