Friday, September 25, 2009

bittersweet?


Nope. "Cinnamon-sweet" would be more fitting, as tonight the house was filled with the sweet smell of cinnamon and apples as apple pie filling bubbled on the stove.
It is with great joy (and a big sigh of relief) that I put away the canner and extra jars and lids for another year. After approximately 28 jars of salsa, 4 quarts of green beans & potatoes, 20 quarts of spaghetti sauce, 6 quarts of tomatoes, 10 quarts of peaches, 15 jars of applesauce, 28 quarts of grape juice and now 7 quarts of apple pie filling; I can call it quits till next fall.
As much time and work as it requires, I'm already planning a few extra items for next years garden, hoping to be able to put away a few more jars of this or that for the winter months...like more beans, sweet corn, and perhaps potatoes. I'm hoping the girls might be interested in helping out/learning the art by then. A little company in the kitchen is always welcome.
A side note: Alice and Emma asked for a first lesson in hand-sewing this evening. Each of them stitched and stuffed a little fleece pillow to decorate their beds. My, they've come a long way from fingerpainting and sewing cardboard cutouts with shoe-laces. They're growing into quite the little ladies.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Would you be willing to share you canning recipes on your blog?

jamie said...

don't mind sharing at all. Will try to include recipes/links as time allows!