Welcome to Weekly Grocery Deals & Frugal Recipe!
(Note: Each week Frugal Townie and I, in a combined effort post the Grocery Deals Round-Up and a Frugal Recipe that goes right along with the current deals.)
Take advantage on buying all the fruit on sale this week! (To see all the fruit that is on sale, visit Frugal Townie) This is what I’m going to buy:
- Bananas- $0.19/lb @ Checkers on THURS only.
- Blueberries- $1.29/lb @ Aldi
- Cherries – $1.29/lb @ Aldi
- Limes- 6 / $1 @ Checkers
- Peaches or Nectarines- $1.28/lb @ Checkers
- Pineapple- $1.29/ea @ Aldi
- Strawberries- $0.99/lb @ Aldi
I’m highlighting a recipe for the Strawberries on sale! For a full list of all the back to school and other grocery items on sale, visit Frugal Townie’s Round-Up for the week of July 11th.
30-Minute Strawberry Freezer Jam
Making this strawberry jam was so easy – no heat needed! I got this recipe from Organizing Homelife.
- 1 quart of strawberries
- 2 c. sugar (the original recipes said 4, but I reduced it, and the jam still tastes wonderful!)
- 2 Tbl. lemon juice - one box of pectin, or 6 Tbl. (the classic pectin works better)
- 3/4 c. water
Step 1: Wash and remove leaves and stems.
Step 2: Mash them with a potato masher. I left a few chunky pieces, but I like chunky strawberry jam. Add sugar and lemon juice.
Step 3: Add the pectin and water to a medium saucepan and stir over medium-high heat until boiling. Continue stirring until you can’t stir down the bubbles for about 1 minute.
Step 4: Pour the pectin into the strawberry mixture. Stir, then pour into jars!
Step 5: Put the lids on and then chill it in the fridge until cold, then move to freezer. Then jam should be stored in the freezer long term. NOTE: If it’s in the fridge, then don’t keep too much longer than 3 weeks, I’ve been told.
What recipes have you been enjoying lately?
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