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.