Saturday, November 16, 2013

Day 16

Wow, I don't believe it, I'm caught up in posting again!

Another big day in the kitchen, I made the rest of my jams and jellies for the year. DH likes to give them away at work at Christmas, and we of course need some for home :)

They are all cooling on the counter now. They need to be labeled and packaged up pretty, but the biggest part of the job is happily done.

There are 9 different kinds and approximately 60 full 1/2 pint jars- so that is a couple of days' good work! There are a couple of larger jars, and a couple of smaller ones also, as well as a number of part jars that will go in the fridge for immediate consumption. I'm sure I won't get any complaints about those.

The flavors this year are: Grown-Up Grape Jelly, Vanilla Chai Tea Jelly, Sugar Plum Spice Tea Jelly, Mixed Berry Green Chile Jam, Margarita Jelly, Pina Colada Jam, Strawberry Daiquiri Jam, Strawberry Blueberry Mango Jam, and Mixed Berry Jam. Something to suit any taste when DH hands them out, I hope.

Day 15

Today, all of my creativity was in the kitchen. I do love my kitchen :)

First of all, I finally got the Eccles Cakes baked. Yum, delicious!

Homemade pizza with white garlic sauce...

Chocolate pie with whipped cream...

 And my biggest job of the day- 4 batches of jelly. I made two batches of Grown-Up Grape Jelly, and two batches of tea Jelly- one is Vanilla Chai and the other is Sugar Plum Spice.

Everything you see here was made from scratch today. I tend to spend a lot of time in the kitchen- those days aren't wasted, ask my family!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Days 11-14

I don't have photos for these past days; I have been crocheting some Christmas gifts and nothing is finished yet. One of the gifts is going along smashingly well and will be awesome.

The other thing- well, it's too soon too tell. It seems too stiff to suit what it's supposed to be, so I guess I will just keep plugging along and see what happens. lol

My creative endeavor for the next day or two will be jam and jelly making- and I hope to have photos at the end of each day to show for it- so stay tuned!

I always make a LOT at once; DH likes to give a bunch out at work (about 3 dozen jars) and we need to have a couple dozen to last us through till next year when I make the next batch.

I have all the stuff at home and will get going in the morning. See you later in the day tomorrow, Day 15!