I’ve seen a lot of people planting flowers, gardens and getting out of the house, but still remember to be safe in whatever you do. 

This week, I’m doing some I found in book I’ve had for a long time — it goes way back to the pioneer days. I hope you enjoy. With lots of strawberries out now this will be a good one to fix while still at home.

 

EASY STRAWBERRY JAM

2 cups fresh strawberry mashed

4 cups sugar

7/8 cup sugar

1 package powdered pectin

Combine berries and sugar in a saucepan with 7/8 cup sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves then add the pectin and stir until dissolved. Bring mixture to a boil and let boil rapidly for one minute, stirring constantly. Pour into jelly glass jars and cover. Let stand until jelled then seal with paraffin and store in refrigerator.

 

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If you can’t get to the store for doughnuts, make your own.

 

SWEET POTATO DOUGHNUTS 

(also called poor man’s doughnuts)

3 T butter

3/4 cups sugar

3 eggs beaten

1 cup cooked mashed sweet potatoes

2 3/4 cup flour

4 t baking powder

1 t salt

1/8 t nutmeg

1/8 t mace

1/8 t allspice

1/2 cup milk

In a large mixing bowl blend butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and potatoes in separate bowl. Sift together dry ingredients. Add the egg and potato mixture alternately with milk. Chill dough for an hour then roll out on floured board to 1/2 inch thickness and cut with doughnut cutter. Fry in deep fat at 375 degrees until golden while turning once about 1 1/2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towel. Roll in cinnamon and sugar.

 

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Get outside in your yard, plant something or do yard work to enjoy being out. Like I always say, live, laugh and love and remember to spend time with family and friends. God bless you all.