05-09-17 The Night I Made Jam

Tomorrow is a big day in our household. In the morning I will be taking Big E to school and registering him for kindergarten. I’ll admit I have been feeling increasingly nostalgic as the reality that my second child will soon be in school started setting in. I think I might even be a little more anxious this time around than I was when I registered C!

Even though I am thoroughly exhausted, this evening I have had a lot of nervous energy, so I decided to try something new. I had found a recipe online a few weeks ago to make strawberry jam using an Instant Pot. I received an Instant Pot for Christmas and it has been my go-to appliance ever since. I had never had a pressure cooker before, but it didn’t take long to get me hooked. I’ve cooked whole chickens, made pork bbq, homemade chicken noodle soup, and now… Strawberry Jam!

The recipe was very simple, and didn’t take long to assemble at all. I’ve never made jam before, so I am curious to see what the flavor will be like. I’m waiting for the jar to cool down before putting it in the fridge!


I started with a carton of fresh strawberries.


IMG_20170509_211045_955The final product!! We’ll see how it turns out!


C got to meet her newest cousin this afternoon. Outside of Baby E, this is the youngest baby she has ever gotten to hold. She was very excited about the opportunity and I think they will be fast friends!

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