September 21, 2006
I've spent the last couple of days canning, which means I'm finally feeling better!! Someone in our ward has 2 huge apple trees, and some grape vines. They had used all that they wanted and offered the rest to whoever was willing to come and pick them. I had some friends who really wanted to do grape juice. We each got 7 quarts of concord grape juice, and 3 white grape juice. I'm excited to try the white grape juice. I've had the concord and it's so so YUMMY! It was really easy to do too, just time consuming.
Then, my friend Kendra wanted to do apples with me, so we spent the last 2 days doing apple pie filling. This is also very easy and very useful. It makes quick apple pie, apple crisp, or you can warm it and use it as an ice cream topping. So delicious!
There are still tons of apples and I hate to see them go to waste. I have all the jars, lids, and everything it takes to can, so really I'm getting free food storage. I think if I decide not to be lazy I might do some applesauce. J has decided that it's her new favorite food. She would eat it for every meal, if I let her. So, it's probably worth it do go and do it. Plus, I've heard that it's also easy to do.
Then, there's the plum tree that they have. I think I'll probably do plum jam, it's one of my favorites. I remember growing up we always had plum jam, and I loved it. My dad would eat it right out of the jar; I would never do that, but I do love it on my toast or on sandwiches. Seems to me that I still have a lot of work cut out for myself. But, since I didn't do any canning at the beginning of the season it's okay. I'm sure I will be glad I did it when we use all the yummy food!