Our first morning in Colorado, I realized that the hotel's continental breakfast was just not going to cut it for 3 days. Danishes and chocolate muffins are okay, but who wants their kids eating them every morning for breakfast? So I made a quick run to the King Soopers grocery store just down the street for yogurt and fruit. Imagine my delight when the first thing I saw as I walked in the store was a display of strawberries and raspberries - 10 for $10!!!! I grabbed some for snacking and vowed to return before we came home to Nebraska.
One of my favorite, FAVORITE things in the world is the raspberry freezer jam my Grandma Redd used to make every summer from the fresh berries in the patch between our backyards. So this week has been busy. In addition to the strawberry freezer jam I did a few weeks ago when they were on sale here (but not THAT on sale...) and the blackberry freezer jam I also did when they weren't $6 a carton, I added 7 pints of raspberry freezer jam and 7 pints of strawberry-rhubarb jam to our stores of spreads. I'm running out of things to do with berries. Made a strawberry pie today, but still have about 3 cartons left. Any ideas???
I know these aren't berries, but I had to take a picture of the gigantic rhubarb from our garden. That plant is seriously loving the wet weather!