Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Frugal Jam

For the first time in five years our rhubarb plants actually yielded some fruit! Unfortunately I have had my fill of strawberry rhubarb pie and the strawberries have gone by. So what to do with all this rhubarb? I searched through some of my cookbooks and found this very easy frugal recipe for Raspberry Rhubarb Jam. It is very easy to make and tastes great. The only down side is that you have to start the night before. Apparently, I forgot how hot it was going to be today, last night. Oh well, it turned out great and I only sweated a little bit more. Here's the recipe:

Quick Easy Rhubarb Jam

5 Cups rhubarb, cut up
5 Cups sugar
1 -20 ounce can crushed pineapple
1 Lg. box Raspberry or Strawberry jello (I used raspberry)

Mix together the first three ingredients and let stand overnight. Transfer to a soup pot in the morning and boil for 20 minutes. Stir in the jello. Return to boil and boil for 1 minute. Ladle into hot sterilized jars and adjust lids and bands. Process in a water bath canner for 10 minutes. Remove from canner, cool and check seals.

This is yummy on homemade english muffins! Enjoy

Shaw's Trip

Here is my shopping for this week. My freezer is full and I will be making bread. I had a bunch of coupons I had been waiting to use at Shaw's. Here goes:

7 - Kiwi fruit @ 2/$1 = $3.50
1 - California Slaw reduced = $.99
1 - Lipton Cold Brew Ice Tea = $3.79
5 - Kraft 16 oz. Salad dressing psp $3.49 sale price $1.99 used 5- $1/1 coupons
4 - Planters Big Nut Bars psp $3.79 sale $1.99 used 4 -$1/1 coupons
4 - Hellman's Mayo 30 oz. psp$4.49 sale $2.49 used 4 -.75/1 coupons Doubled
1 - Lawry's Marinade psp $2.99 sale $1.99 used 1- .50/1 coupon Doubled
1 - Coffee Mate creamer psp $2.49 sale $1.99
1 - Hydrocortisone cream $2.29
6 - Viva paper towel single rolls $1.99 used 6 - .85/1 coupons Doubled
Total before sale and coupons = $78.56
Total after sale and coupons = 28.16

Luckily we have quite a bit of food in the fridge and in the pantry and freezer.