Once I had the rhubarb sitting on my kitchen counter I decided that the I couldn't use the MGCC recipe... because it didn't actually include any strawberries. For some reason the thought of consuming jam that was made with only rhubarb was not too appealing... it just looked too "weed-like" sitting there in my kitchen. So I used the recipe from the certa package. This was my first jam-making experience-- for some reason I've always thought it was above my level of expertise. But apparently it wasn't... because it was easy. And it's delicious... rhubarb and all :)
Jam may not be the healthiest option for my child to consume-- it's pretty much a bit of fruit and a whole lot of sugar. But I figured my homemade jam is probably better than this:
One night in Superstore (I was alone) I made a big mistake. I saw this squeeze-able strawberry jam and started to laugh. Full on laughter there in the aisle of Superstore... all by myself. Why? Because I knew how much the boys in my house would love it. LOVE it. And love it they did. Now I can't go to Superstore without Caleb yelling "don't forget the squeezy jam!!!!" over and over again.
Really, I can't blame Caleb. Squeezing jam onto your toast is remarkably satisfying and fun. And the combo of almond butter and "squeezy" jam is quite amazing.
But hopefully the strawberry rhubarb jam, or "mommy jam" as Caleb now calls it... will satisfy for now... Cause we've got a whole lot if it :)