Saturday, May 12, 2012

More from the Strawberries.....

      Can ya'll believe tomorrow is Mother's Day? We are planning on cooking on the grill but rain is in the forecast. Still, it could miss us. We're having hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, marinated slaw, (I'm making this), homemade ice cream, (vanilla), and I'm not sure what everyone else is bringing.

      I couldn't find any more straight neck squash seeds so I bought some plants. That will be better anyway so we can get squash a little quicker. I got an Early Girl tomato plant for fifty cents, so I put it in the ground with all of the other tomato plants. The garden is starting to come along nicely and I will have photos of it later on. Some of the plants I started from seed have not made it; others have done nicely. I think next year I'll just direct sow the seed into the ground, since I have an un-named tomato plant that is so healthy! I love all of the different ways to garden! Some ways are good for some plants; and other methods are better for other plants. I'm learning as I go! 

      As I stated in the last post, I had some strawberries to deal with. Out of one basket, I made ten half-pints of strawberry jam. Plus, I gave some strawberries to my Mom for eating. The other basket I made three and a half quarts of strawberry pie filling. I don't know if I'll go back and pick more; it's up to Aldi. Well, I hope ya'll have a great weekend and a wonderful Mother's Day! Blessings from Bama!

Strawberries cooking for jam.

Jars heating in the canner.

The jam is in the background. I just had to get a photo of the homemade pimiento cheese I made for a baby shower. It tasted so delicious!

He doesn't like for me to take his picture so I grab one when I can. He's starting to bulk up from football practice and workouts.

Our friend brought his tractor over to move the debris and dirt and smooth out the spot for the pool.

It has since been roped off for dirt to be brought in for leveling.

The beautiful strawberry pie filling!


  1. Yumm! I love Strawberry jam and almost anything with strawberries. Enjoy your hard work. happy Mother's Day.

  2. Hi! Your strawberry filling looks so delicious! I defrosted my freezer in the garage tdoday so I will be ready when the strawberries are ripe! Would your marinated slaw be like freezer cole slaw?? Nancy at Cozy Thyme Cottage

    1. Hi Nancy! No, it's a recipe where you bring the dressing ingredients to a boil and immediately pour over the grated cabbage. You then refrigerate it for several hours or days. There was very little left after Mother's Day!

  3. Hey Bama Girl! Can I come to your place in the dog day's of August to cool off in your new pool?! Just kidding - but oh how you will enjoy having a pool to relax in after all your hard work in the garden and kitchen. I love homemade pimento cheese! Your strawberry pie filling does look beautiful. Have you ever tried strawberry freezer jam? It has a real 'fresh' taste and is oh-so-easy. Love your kitchen backsplash too. Have a great day!

    1. Hi Lisa! Yes, you may, if we have it up and going then! Lol! I hope we do, anyway! No, I've never tried freezer jam, but I may give it a try sometime. Thanks for the compliment!

  4. Hi lovely lady.
    I ALSO love Strawberry jam and almost anything with strawberries!! I hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day with your family this pass Sunday. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Nautical Tablescape.
    XXOO Diane


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