4.11.2012

J is a Jar (giveaway!)

I've always thought it was cool when blogs had giveaways and thought, "Man.. I wish I had something cool to give away!" And then I realized that I do have something quite good.

Every year around Thanksgiving/Christmas, I make a huge batch of homemade cranberry sauce and can it in jars so I can have this delicious treat all year round. It is infinitely better than the jellied stuff you get at the grocery store and allows me to enjoy it even during the summer months when fresh cranberries are not available.

AND, I also have a jar of my yummy strawberry jam left! I made it from strawberries that were picked fresh that very day and boy can you taste it! Like a bite of summer, it goes well with just about anything you'd want to put strawberries on. :)

So to celebrate the giving'ness of all the wonderful bloggers I've been interacting with for A-Z this month, I have decided to share some homemade love with one of my readers.

Comment below with your favorite way to eat cranberry sauce or strawberry jam, and I will draw randomly from among the commenters and send the winner a jar of goodness. Please make sure you leave enough information that I can contact you to get your address, and check back tomorrow to find out who the winner is!

Looking forward to seeing what y'all come up with :)


19 comments:

  1. I love strawberry jam on toast! It is my favorite. :)

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    1. Also, J is for James. Bonus points? ;)

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    2. Haha.. Well if you win I will put in something else that starts with J. How's that?

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    3. I would be cool with that. I think lol. :)

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  2. Truth be known, I can't abide cranberry sauce; that's always been the one thing I avoid at Thanksgiving dinner. Ironically family tradition has evolved such that that is now the one thing I usually bring to Thanksgiving dinner!

    But for strawberry jam, the favorite thing I ever done with it is, when I found myself both out of milk and yogurt, adding it to my morning cheerios. Unexpected yum FTW.

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    1. I love Jam on cereal! Usually with the milk though.. Mmm.

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  3. I love fresh cranberry sauce on its own. I just eat it out of a bowl. :)

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    1. YES! Me too! But I will also put it on just about anything. Especially meat that has a little bit of grease to it b/c it cuts it and is so good!

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  4. I dont think I've ever tried cranberry sauce and all the store-bought strawberry jam I've falls into the "meh" category.

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    1. Oh dear, we may have to fix that!

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    2. Hey congratulations! You are the winner of the Jam giveaway! I will find you on the book of face to get your address :)

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  5. i used to buy the jelly kind but now at least i get the canned whole sauce--yours sounds wonderful!

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    1. It is fabulous! Thanks for stopping by today :)

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  6. I've never tasted cranberry jam, but I love cranberries, so I'll bet it'd be delicious.

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    1. Oh I would love to give you the opportunity to try :) It really is good!

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  7. Jam!

    Strawberry jam on waffles! Strawberry jam on scrambled eggs! Strawberry jam on cheesecake!

    Jam!

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    1. lol Gutmanis-san! Silly :)

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    2. I am nothing if not that :)

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  8. I love cranberry sauce, especially in a sandwich with brie or camenbert cheese. And strawberry jam is fantastic on fresh baked bread or toast.

    MMMMmmm you've made me hungry now.

    Oh, and don't pick me to win. I live in New Zealand and anything made of fruit wouldn't make it into the country. Not to mention you'd probably have to mortgage your house to pay for the postage.

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