My Foray Into Food Storage

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My Jam Runneth Over, a.k.a. I Have No Idea How Long It Takes For Jam To Boil Over and Destroy My Stove

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One of my earliest posts about making Strawberry Preserves.

My Foray Into Food Storage

I was making jam on Saturday.  I’ve done it many times, and because I have made it so many times, I’ve become a bit lackadaisical about it.  I used to stand over it the entire time it cooked.  Not this time.  Instead of being an attentive jammer, I stepped away from the stove for just a second to double check the recipe on my computer, and I got caught up reading other people’s blogs.  Bad move, Laurie!  How long was I away?  I have no idea.  It wasn’t more than 5 minutes, but 5 minutes is a long time when something is boiling on the stove.

Then I heard the dreaded ” pan boiling over” sound.  I found this when I removed my pan from the stove to avoid burning the jam on my stove’s burner, making it practically impossible to remove.  I know this because I’ve done this…

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Author: Laurie Nguyen

I am a happily married, stay at home mom with four sons, ages 24, 22, 18, and 14. I'm not a professional blogger, and I'm certainly not a foodie or a chef. But I like food, so I think I'm qualified to write about my own life experience with food. Want to be a little more prepared for the unexpected? Check out my Food Storage Blog, http://forayintofoodstorage.com. Have a question about Food Storage? Email me: forayintofoodstorage@gmail.com.

One thought on “My Jam Runneth Over, a.k.a. I Have No Idea How Long It Takes For Jam To Boil Over and Destroy My Stove

  1. I’ve done the same thing and cursed myself door not paying attention as well as the mess I was left to clean up.

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