Speaking of Apples…

October 6, 2011 at 4:35 pm (Fruits, Homemade) (, , )

What would you do if your child went apple picking and brought home 11 pounds of those crazy sweet fruits?

Why, you’d make jelly, of course!

Looks easy on the internet. Seems easy too. Cut this, boil that. Drain, strain, sugar, and juice. Boil. Boil. Boil. Boil. Boil some more. When it sticks to the spoon it’s done! Now pour it in a jar and boil it again. 5 more minutes. Done! Again.

What do you do with the leftover apple garbage?

Why, you put it in a blender and make applesauce of course. Silly. Homemade applesauce. Tastes like baby food. Sweetened and cinnamoned. Mmmm. Looks like throw up in a container. Baby throw up in a container.

But after 4 hours and about 100 degrees later (because of course, today, the temp outside decided to go back to a summer high of 85) we have three of the cutest little toasty brown jars of apple jelly.

They are adorable.

Now we let them sit for two weeks. TWO weeks. And we can open one up and pray that the  jelly is gelled. At  least this will give me enough time to search out the most perfect bread to spread this jelly upon. Oh wait! I can MAKE my own bread! Hot damn! Something to do tomorrow afternoon! Dream sweet!

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RIP Steve Jobs

October 6, 2011 at 10:41 am (RIP) (, , )

I love my Ipod. My kids love their Ipods.

These wonderful, magical, amazing, tiny, technological machines took 30,000 of my favorite songs and fit them into a player the size of a cassette tape. IRun. IListen. ISmile.

I Thank You. 

Rest in Peace Mr. Jobs. (1955-2011)

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