Saturday, July 14, 2007

CANNING IS ALL DONE FOR THIS SUMMER

I said after I had to have surgery on my ankle that I was through with canning for this summer, but I could not turn down two bushels of fresh apples. I called my Dad at the beginning of the week and ask if he was interested in making some apple jelly, and of course he says yes, so we started planning for today.

I headed down south this morning at 0630, and we were busy bees until 4:00 pm this afternoon.

We ended up canning the following:

27 jars of apple jelly (1/2 with cinnamon and the other 1/2 just plain apple jelly)
10 jars of blueberry jelly
18 jars of apple butter (which turned out to be wonderful)
19 jars of tomato juice

and I made two homemade apple pies with Tammi's wonderful pie crust recipe, which is the absolute best I must say. My Dad thought I had lost my mind when I told him that we were not going to touch the pie crust with our hands. When I was done with the pie crust and the pies came out of the over and he had a piece of the apple pie, he said he had to have the recipe. So Tammi it's a winner with my Dad, and he says thanks. The four of us scarfed down one whole pie. Apple pie is my one of my Dad's favorites.

It's been a long day, and my ankle feels like it is going to explode. Don't think that I have been up on it that much in one day since the surgery.

I carried my camera to get pictures of everything we canned, but we were so busy that I did not even think about taking pictures until it was time for me to head back so that I could get home before DH had to leave for work since he has to help me get inside with my crutches and knee thingie.

If I could only soak my whole body in a island coconut bubble bath right about know, I would be set for the night, but I guess that will have to wait until the cast comes off. So I am going to settle for a quick bowl of cereal and call it a night.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear y'all love the pie crust as much as I do! Grandma would be THRILLED

And I may need that applebutter recipe. I can't find mine anymore.....

Tammi

Butterfly Wife said...

well, if you are looking to get some of that off of your hands ... :D

Sounds wonderfully yummy!

Army Wife said...

DArn...please tell me, you did this while on the couch...

and delicisioso!!



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