Monday, August 4, 2008

Tackle it Tuesday

Today I'm trying out something new. Something really new.
A little background: My mom is incredible. She sews, scrapbooks, cooks, bakes, cans,... you name it, she can do it. Anything homey, she's got it covered. What can I do? Well, call my mom with lots of questions. And hope I can decifer the directions of "A pinch of this" and "Just cook it till it looks like it's done." Anyways... back to the point.
We were give a bunch of plums a few days ago and there's no way we can possibly eat them all before they go bad. I hate to waste stuff like that. It's the frugalist in me. Wasting food is not in my nature. There's got to be some way to utilize it.
So I called my mom last night and got a Plum Jam recipe from her. I love Plum Jam. It's smooth and rich. And I haven't had any in a very long time. What a perfect way for me to flex my "canning muscle."
Today's tackle in my house is to make Plum Jam. Messy, challenging, and hopefully "fruitful." Big Boy wasn't feeling well last night so I might get a chance to do it this morning. If not, there's always nap time. If it all comes out well, I'll be sure to post the recipe.
I'm hoping to get my camera back from a friend today and post photos later.

13 comments:

forgetfulone said...

Good luck with your jam! I hope you do post the recipe if it turns out the way you like it.

Homesteader in Training said...

Sounds like a "fun" tackle. Can't wait to see the finished project!
Blessings,
Kim

happyathome said...

Plum jam, never tried that one before! I will be interested to see the recipe, I jar a lot of preserves and vegetables every year and always like t try something new. Great tackle. Stop by and see my tackle and what I uncovered from the garage!
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The Apron Queen said...

Can I come for a visit? I remember my Nana's jam! :) I'm de-cluttering my store & blog. Pop over for a look.

Confessions of an Apron Queen

Brenda said...

Mmmm...jam sounds yummy! Good luck with your tackle!

christinnjon said...

Sounds like a fun tackle!

P.S. He loves you... said...

This was me 13 yrs ago and now we just wink at my sister's antic for trying something on her own...it's easier to just go to the horse's mouth and gain wisdow!

Have fun and FYI if your mom didn't already tell you a
special ingedigent is to stir it with your "finger" makes it taste sooo much better LOL!

Kristi said...

My grandmother use to make that. What fun memories. You will have to post pics! Blessings to you.

Audra Krell said...

Oh I hope you get to do this! It sounds so good and if it goes well, you'll be eating jam into the winter, remembering the summer day when you accomplished a big tackle!

Muthering Heights said...

That sounds like a lot of fun!

Jennifer said...

That is a great idea! This weekend I found bags of organic grapes for $1 each, and I was thinking of making grape jam with them. I may go ahead and try. I am just not sure where to start.

Scrapping Servant said...

Thank you for your prayers Lee - they are felt and appreciated more than you know.

Love in Him <>< Carolyn

Amydeanne said...

oooo sounds like fun! I hope you get it down.. my trick.. if all else fails, add a pack of jello in it to give a good taste! LOL

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