I was flipping through some of my older magazines (as I seem to do a lot) and I came across a recipe for strawberry preserves. Perfect timing since I recently bought several cartons from the grocery store on sale for a $1 a piece. The process was relatively easy especially with my new eager assistant.
3 containers (16oz each) strawberries hulled and sliced
3/4 cup of sugar
2 Tbsp of lemon juice
1. Place all ingredients in a 5-qt saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, 45 minuets, stirring frequently to make sure mixture doesn't burn.
2. Store in an air tight container in refrigerator for up to one month. Makes about 4 cups.