Saturday, September 27, 2008

Grape Jelly

When I do things like this it makes me feel wonderful! Like a real live homemaker:) I made grape jelly today for the first time. All by myself!! Here's all my stuff on the stove.
The juice and pectin and sugar in the pot. I was getting worried here because I wasn't sure how long I after I added the sugar it would take for it to really start boiling again, and it felt like it took a long time. But eventually it started a rollin, and took off like crazy,,,,,SO EXCITING!!!!
And then after their little water bath, here they are, the awsomest thing was I heard each and everyone of them pop after I took them out of the bath, so I know they sealed. I am so proud of myself!!!

I have did a lot of new things this summer when I comes to preserving food, I made salsa, crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce. Froze green peppers, green beans, zucchini, and corn. And now I have made grape jelly!!!! I was amazed at how easy the jelly actually was to do, now I would like to make more,,,like strawberry or something, maybe if I seem some on sale I could buy some extra to try strawberry jam!!

Today has been a pretty good day. Jess had a soccer game this morning, and she won 6-0!! She is really improving. Bennie did his first speech at school today and said he was scared to death, and his hands would not stop shaking, but after it was all over with he felt pretty good about it. Then we had a family reunion to go to, those are always interesting. After that we dropped Gary off at a friends house, he had a birthday party sleep over thing. Its always scary to me when the kids are with other people that's not me!! And Jess decided to spend the night with grandma. So its just me, Bennie and Emma. I came home and made the jelly, now I think we might go out to eat somewhere. Kinda like a date, but we will have Emma, but shes little and doesn't talk back yet so that's no to bad:) Then were gonna come home and probably watch a movie or something. Fun Fun. Its quiet here without the roar from the older kids arguing with each other. I hope everyone is having a great weekend!


Tereza said...

I know what you mean about feeling like a "real live homemaker":):):) That's how that kind of thing makes me feel too! Loved the pictures. There is something about photos of preserves....I just love looking at them!

stay at home mom wannabe said...

That is so cool Jill! You are getting me all excited for next year (hopefully we will be putting out a big garden). Where did you get your grapes?

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! I love hearing them "POP"!!

Hey just an idea but Tereza makes a breadmachine jam with frozen fruit. You could can that.

Grape juice can be made into jelly if you can't get hold of any organic grapes.

Just tossing out ideas there. :)


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