- Whew! What a busy weekend! I’m almost glad it’s Monday, so I can get some rest! I spent almost the whole weekend at home, since I officially have a virus and am still attempting to cough up a lung. The doctor ordered rest, so “rest” I did! As I actually felt a wee bit better, and I started getting cucumbers out of the garden, the first thing I did was attempt to make pickles! Witness:
They have to stay in the refrigerator for 7-10 days, so I’ll have to let you know how they taste.
The next thing I did was make Apple Cinnamon Jelly. This is a favorite around our house. I know the recipe by heart. It is soooo yummy.
Then, since I had everything out ANYWAY, and I had fresh blueberries, I made one of my favorites; Blueberry Lime Jam!
And Apple Mint Jelly, which is amazing. Absolutely amazing. I’ll be making this again!
Today, just for the heck of it, I made Cranberry Lime Jelly. I’m dying to try this one, but it’s still hot (as I type this up).
Isn’t that gorgeous?
- While all that was boiling away, I caught up on some reading. Andi and I are reading The Secret Garden together. I’m not sure I’ve read this since I was a kid, so it’s been a treat to walk down memory lane. I’ve read about 70 pages of. I also used the time to catch up on The Stand for The Standalong. I read over 100 pages of that, to reach 17% read. Isn’t that crazy? That’s usually half a book! Geez, this is going to take fooooorever.
- Father’s Day was delightful. The kids and I got Daddy another lightsaber. We got him the Darth Vader one for Christmas, so we got Luke’s green one this time. All he needs now is the blue one and he’ll have all three. This made him absurdly happy. The girl brought him breakfast in bed and I made one of his favorite meals for supper; Frogmore Stew. South Carolinian’s probably know this as Low Country Boil. If you’re still not sure what I’m talking about it, it’s basically red potatoes, corn, kielbasa sausage, and shrimp boiled in water flavored with Old Bay. It’s delicious! We usually throw in crab legs, but since they were $30 this week at the grocery store, I passed on adding them this time. It was still good and he was happy.
- Lastly, a couple pictures of my crazy garden:
I guess I’ll be making more pickles in the next couple of days! Have a great week!