Widow Bartholomew brings a jar of strawberry jam with her for the Christmas Eve party. I wanted strawberry for the color--it seemed Christmasy and festive, even in a small community hit by hard times. At the link below you can find directions telling you how to make your very own strawberry jam. Good luck! I would love to hear how it turns out! And of course, if you have a recipe you would like to share--feel free!