Sunday, October 19, 2014

Grape Jelly!

Yesterday we were at mom's for most of the day, helping get several cords of wood put up. One of the big old maples on the west side of the property had been taken down last January and we finally got around to moving and stacking it all. Long morning, but we got it all done! Mom is psyched and will have wood for a few winters yet.

Along with some leftover chocolate cake from lunch, Mom also sent me home with a half-gallon jar of grape juice from the grapes that they have growing on an arbor near the barn. I used about three cups of it today to make some grape jelly, ending up with seven small jars.
Seven jars of jelly and a whole bunch more juice to use up

Of course, I looked in the pantry after getting started and realized I already have six other jars from past years. Oops. Guess we'll be eating a lot of jelly this winter, so I suppose I should make some bread to go with it.
Note to self: check pantry before accepting a half gallon of juice to make into jelly
And since I was already in the kitchen, I also threw together a pie from some apples that had been in the fridge for a while that we just weren't thrilled with for snacking on. I used a leftover crust from a while back and threw on a crumb topping. Not my best pie, but for the cusp-of-winter, stick-season weather we had today, it was just what we needed.
Tastes like awesome.

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