Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Domestic Diva

Remember all those apples I had a couple of weeks ago? Look what my friend and I made yesterday.

Jelly...I MADE JELLY. Homemade jelly. I am so stinkin' proud of myself for taking on such a domestic endeavor.

My friend came over yesterday morning and we made 3 batches of apple jelly. We each took home 9 jars. And it was way easier than I would have ever imagined. And way more fun having a friend to do it with. We're going to try again next week and make some more in smaller jars to give as gifts in December!

Still riding yesterday's domestic high, I let Abbey make a treat this afternoon from the Disney cookbook Sarah checked out at the library. She chose 101 Dalmation brownies...and I learned she's just as enthusiastic about helping in the kitchen as her big sister is. We had fun making these treats, and I'm sure they'll enjoy eating them even more!


Holly said...

Well done!! I'm so proud of your jelly!! Yay!

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Apple jelly, YUM! You can be proud of yourself, Mer. And now you know how, you can make other kinds of jelly. It's really not all that hard, just following a recipe like any other.

Love and hugs,


*carrie* said...

Hooray! Don't you just love seeing all those jars lined up?!

Susan said...

You are a domestic goddess! I am impressed:)

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh wow, I'm totally impressed! I have never learned to can or make anything homemade like jelly or jam. That's awesome and I bet it's delicious! Great idea to make some for gifts.

And what an adorable chef you have in your kitchen. One of our nieces is starting to get interested in cooking. I need to find her a cookbook, bet the Disney one is cute :)

Angie said...

I am sooo totally impressed!!!! Placemats, jelly.....what's next?