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Playing House…and How to Make Peach Freezer Jam

I loved to play house when I was a little girl. Even when I was helping my mom around the house – dusting, changing sheets or putting supper on the table, I was always pretending that I was doing those things in my own home for my husband. I always imagined that my husband was a “meat and potatoes” lover, and that he wanted bread, butter and jam with every meal. 

The longer I’m married, the more I’m amazed and overwhelmed by how many of those little things I always wanted in a husband are true of the one God made for me. I couldn’t have married someone who loves meat and potatoes any more than Paul. He likes plain and simple food and enjoys bread, butter and jam with any meal. Isn’t God good? 🙂

Speaking of bread, butter and jam…I made peach freezer jam last week! I grabbed a few pounds of these lovely South Carolina peaches and couldn’t resist turning them into jam.

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I peeled and chopped them up until they looked like this…

How to Make Peach Jam

Then I added the sugar and cooked pectin and ladled it into jars!

How to make homemade peach freezer jam

There’s no canning involved – I used this recipe from Sure Jell and followed the directions very carefully. After sitting on the counter for 24 hours, the jam can be stored in the fridge for around a month or in the freezer for up to a year (hence the name “freezer” jam). My mom made a batch of strawberry jam a few weeks ago – her recipe is here. 

Have you ever made freezer jam? If you haven’t, grab some peaches and make a batch! Your meat and potatoes man will thank you! 🙂

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