Monday, July 12, 2010

Memories from Childhood

The last few days has been a whirlwind.  Jim and I decided to take a road less traveled and ended up at an Amish produce auction.  I have never bid at an auction before in my life.  They gave me a number and my hand just kept going up.  I knew that I remembered how to can and freeze so I went for it.  Little did I know that a "lot" meant each pint or quart.  I when I figured that out, I stopped and found that I had spent $50.00. 
I bought zucchini, peaches, apples, and plums.  When I was about 12 years old, I made a recipe for preserves for 4-H.  It turned out well and everyone loved it so, I decided that I would do that again. 
Oh Ye of little Faith!  I did it!  May be it's because I am not afraid to fail or because I believe that I won't, but I'll try anything.  If it didn't Jell, I'll pour it over ice cream.  It's a little runny but great on my morning toast.  The rest of the produce, I froze.  I still have a peck of apples left so I think I will just cut them in pieces and freeze.  The other peck I made cinnamon apple sauce and froze.  I think it's time to buy a freezer for the basement. I had so much fun!


AutumnLeaves said...

Wow! You did an awful lot of work but it sure looks worth it!

Norena said...

It's very satisfying! Now all I have to do is not eat those peaches until the dead of Winter! That's when they taste really good.