Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Changed My Mind

After juicing those Concord grapes I had about 3 pints of juice.  Enough to drink, not enough to can, and more than enough to make a batch of jelly.  I'd planned to leave it as juice, but I changed my mind. I decided I could add to the gift stash by making a batch of grape jelly which is such a terrific dark purple and it tastes soooo good!

This time I used powdered pectin so the recipe called for 5 cups of juice and 7 cups of sugar.  I got 8 half-pint jars and 1 half-cup jar which is a good addition to the gift stash which, as you know, grows every year!  Last year I gave out about 50 or so jars of things, and this year promises to be no different.

Oh, yeah, and at the very last minute, while I was doing my 1-minute rolling boil, the doorbell rang.  I was hoping to ignore it but it rang again.  At 20 seconds left on the boil I turned off the stove and ran to the door and was greeted by a DHL driver who needed my signature.  For a box of tea.  Huh?

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