Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Kitchen Disaster # 55

I can't take full credit for this one. Dear sweet Ashley Thay was my accomplice this time. Remember that delicious homemade raspberry/peach jam? Well, we made it! It's homemade as in made in MY home. (I'm a little proud)
Sue and Ashley Kay taught us the jarring business this weekend. So sweet. However we only had time to finish canning half the peaches, so the newly-trained housewives got the honor. To finish the other half. A-L-O-N-E.

I could probably stop there, huh?

... Alright. So it wasn't the end of the world, and we were beyond proud when the first SEVEN jars looked like paradise. Truly.

The last seven jars were filled and ready to seal in the boiling pot, when !POP! a jar completely shattered in the water. Of course, we both screamed. Moaned. And groaned. :( We had to start over: Drain the water, clean the pot, keep remaining jars hot, reboil water... basically add 45 extra minutes onto this session :)

Thank you Sue and Ashley Kay for teaching us :) Next canning session however: not until at least next summer.


  1. haha thank goodness we survived that little crisis! I still cant believe we actually canned on our own! Oh how we are moving up in the world!

  2. Man, I never knew canning was such an art, but I get more intimidated by the second.

    Can you post about the time you made rolls? You know the time I'm talking about, right?

    Oh, and is there an award for the reader who leaves the most comments? :)

  3. I'm SO PROUD of you girls. You were amazing to tackle that project after JUST learning how. Can't wait till we do green beans next year!