Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Can U Guess ?
Can you guess? If you guessed apple sauce is next then you were right. I bought a bushel of apples at the orchard. A really good buy they were. I paid $5.00 for them. I was excited. They were seconds. There was nothing wrong with these apples. I still have half a bushel to make more apple butter soon.
Cooking & smelling so warm & yummy.
All ready to be ladeled into the jars then off to the water bath canner.
I ended up with 24 jelly jars & one pint to eat right away. You ask why such little jars. Well I have found that many jars have went to waste sitting in the frig half full. Not everyone wants apple sauce with their meal. Every one will get there own little jar when they want it with a meal this way.
I still had 18 cups of tomatoes left after my salsa adventure so I froze them. I will attempt to make salsa again soon with another recipe this time.. I added a can of mild chili peppers to a jar of the salsa I made over the weekend. It was not bad. I can say that home canning is much work. Much easier to can with another. Gram was such a huge help so many years ago. I have my eyes on some pear trees that are loaded with pears this year. I plan to ask the neighbor if I could pick some to can spice pears.
We have not yet started to build the shelves to hold all the lovely can goods. I have been busy working on creations for the shop when not canning. Lucas has been working after school four nights a week. Not much time for us to get started. I want to make it on wheels so I can easily move it out when I have to. I am wanting to build it to look something like the buttery photos in the APP Magazines but in two stacked pieces. I have sketched some designs in my notebook. Changed them as I think. If you have any photos of something like my ideas on your blog let me know. Inspiration.
We have open house at school coming up this week & Sam has a birthday too. He is more excited about his birthday than open house. Well what kid wouldn't be? So much to look froward to when so young.
Laken did not get the job she applied for a while back but. She had to be able to lift 50 pound boxes & load them on a delivery truck. She is feather light at way under 90pounds herself. She was told she would be considered for an office job in November. She has applied for many jobs since but has had no luck yet.
I will close with good night to all.
Blessings Til Next Time!