Monday, August 14, 2006

What happened to my jam?

I love to make's a summertime thing! My kids love it when I make jam and they get to be the recipients. I love to give them the jam too...and then there's my mom. She guards HER jam...won't even let ME open the jam I GIVE her. Nope...if I gave it to her, it's hers and hers alone! She told me yesterday she just opened the last jar. (She asked me if I understood what she said.)

One minor problem with my mom opening her last jar is that she lives over 2000 miles away from me. Minor problem. I don't really want to mail jam because it's so dadgum heavy it would end up being the world's most expensive jam. I told her I would put some in my suitcase at Christmas. "No, don't do that...the airlines will just throw it away," she told me. Oh yeah...the London ordeal...

Well, day before yesterday I made a new recipe for pepper jam. I was excited to try something new. IT DIDN'T SET! Nope, it's runny...I KNOW I followed the directions...and I've been making jam for about 30 years... So I called Sure-Jell (aka Kraft Foods). The lady gave me the "Re-make recipe." I'll see if it works.

If it doesn't work, oh well, we'll just use it like relish and I'll make a lot of beans and rice...yum!

So tonight I made some peach jam...yum! I know it will be good...and right now I love hearing the 'ping' of the jars sealing! Mom, do you want peach?


Tammy said...

I've never "canned" in my life, but like your Mom I love the end results!!

Rachel said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Oh, I love jam!! Canning just naturally reminds me of growing up where we canned so much stuff!! You are making me hungry this morning. That's okay. I am going to lunch with my Sunday School class today so I'll save my hunger for then! :)

The tour of homes thing was at

She has it on a sidebar there. She had so many responses that I still haven't toured all the homes!

Sue said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit me. I see some familiar faces here in your comments.
I don't can much anymore, but I certainly remember that nice reassuring little ping!
I'll visit again when I have more time!! Please stop in and visit me anytime..

Anonymous said...

Well I know one son who hasn't received any jam in a long time but sure would love some. I know how popular that spicey jam must be (yuck) so I won't ask for any. That strawberry is always welcome here of course.
Josh (the son putting jam on his wish list)

Judy said...

Well, the Hot Pepper Jam will probably not go down as a favorite. Your pops said he tried it on some toast and it was 'OK'...that means he didn't like it too much. He thinks it will be better on beans and a relish. I made a LOT of my babies can all have some!

Anonymous said...

Sweetie, I'll take any kind you bring. I've never had peach but if you made it, I know it will be delicious. Love you, Mom

Anonymous said...

Sweetie, I'll take any kind you bring. I've never had peach but if you made it, I know it will be delicious. Love you, Mom

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Anonymous said...

I'll take some jam, literally! If I have to I'll wrestle it from Saddie's grasp at Christmas. Sorry Saddie, there's no mercy when it comes to a jam shortage.