I love to make jam...it'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 jam...hot 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?