So, my local Piggly Wiggly had strawberries on sale for .99/pound container. Yes, really...only .99 cents! I bought 5 containers and came home to make some Strawberry Freezer Jam. This is the recipe I used:
3 1/2 c. mashed strawberries
2 1/2 c. sugar
1 (3 oz.) pkg. strawberry Jello
Mix strawberries and sugar, let stand 1/2 hour. Bring mixture to a boil. Boil 5 minutes, stir in the Jello. Put in small jars. Cover. Cool. Freeze. Makes 2 pints.
Recipe found here: http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1823,159190-255197,00.html
After using all 5 containers, I ended up with 8 cups of prepared strawberries, causing me to a little over double the above recipe. I ended up with 9 jars/containers of jam. I know that I paid between $2.99 and $4.39 per jar from the store, so the way I figure it, I have at least $30 worth of jam for a little under $9! This is so worth the hour it takes to make this super simple, super tasty recipe!