All because two people fell in love...

We met in February 1989, started dating in May, and got married in September. And Josh came *almost* 11 months later, just in case y'all were wondering. And then no more came. We waited, and waited, and then Lauren decided to make her debut in May 1995 (5 weeks early), and then Kayley 1997, Jacob 1998, Krissy 2001, Lindsey 2004 & Joey 2006. We lived in Texas until 2005, and then we moved to Arkansas, just about 25 miles north of Texarkana, Texas. Fortunately all my children are Texans (and my handsome husband) because Texans are just cool. Wish I was a Texan... but husband had to settle with a California gal, which I think is pretty cool too.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

HoMeMaDe JaMs!

This is what I did today~ 1st time ever to make jams! It took a few hours, but in the end I had enough jams to use, give away & to take to the family reunion auction this coming week. I forgot to take pictures of the first jam I made, but this is the finish product:
Apricot Surprise Jam
(consists of zucchini, pineapple & apricot gelatin)
I had to use the shredded zucchini that I had in my freezer from last year to make room for this years crop. I had just enough to make a double batch of it. I wasn't to sure if I wanted to make it, but you can only make zucchini bread, cake & pasta sauce so many times. I tried it, and it's pretty good. I was glad that the zucchini cooked to transparent, so you don't know that it is zucchini, which my younger kids won't. LOL!!
Bowl of 2008 blackberries ready to use! These were grown in our garden.
Where I was making it... good thing you can't see the sink!
Blackberry jam starting to boil.
When I was done, I had 9 pints of Apricot Surprise Jam & 15 pints of Blackberry Jam
Are you impressed? My father-in-law was!

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Michael . Heidi . Mason said...

Very impressed! I'll have to come over for lessons! Have fun this weekend!