|JAM - and this was just my half!|
I had such a fun weekend, and spent some much needed quality time with my Mom. Yesterday was a major Jam-a-thon. Many hours and many jars of jam. We only made two kinds of jam but there were delicious. The first batch was a Strawberry Margarita Jam. Yes- Jam with tequila in it. It tastes so yummy- I just want to take a spoon and dig in!
The second batch was a Blood Orange and Beaujolais Marmalade. I have never been a big fan of Marmalade, but to be fair, I never really gave it a chance. I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious this jam was. Mom and I had a little extra left over that wouldn't fill a jar but we couldn't let it just go to waste. Instead of throwing it out we spooned it over some Vanilla Ice Cream. It was heaven.
Earlier in the week I also made a Blackberry/Raspberry/ Peach jam that also turned out pretty good. We had one jar that wouldn't seal - so we put it in the fridge for immediate use. It taunted us from the fridge for 1 day before we decided to have breakfast for dinner and spread the jam over warm pancakes. YUM.
These were my first attempts at making and canning jam. I had so much fun I just want to turn everything into jam and put it in the canner.
Hmmm... wonder what I will make next... so many possiblities, so little time!