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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Winter's white calls for cherries red

   Woke up to a winter wonderland today. That and fresh cherry jam made only yesterday.
   This "eat from your own pantry" challenge has me looking into the freezer to see what needs to be used. Our neighbors have the most beautiful cherry trees, and it kills my soul to see the trees laden with fruit that no one seems interested in picking. Last year, as the year before, Hubby asked and received permission to pick, so he came home with LOADS of beautiful Bing cherries that we pitted and froze 5 cups to a bag. Just enough to make many a pie, I thought. But with Cane Syrup Cake already on the counter needing to be eaten, yesterday I decided we had enough dessert and made jam with the cherries instead. (Just used the recipe in the box of powdered pectin I had on hand.)
   And on another note, after learning of it through Blessings' website, I've joined and will be cleaning along with the FlyLady. For me, it's a misery loves company kinda thing...might be more fun cleaning house knowing that lots of other folks are doing the same thing. Okay, maybe fun's not the word, but hopefully cleaning along with FlyLady will be more motivating than going it alone. Here's hoping!!

8 comments:

Diann said...

Since I really believe in keeping a stocked pantry at all times, I plan my menus from what I have on hand. I have been doing this for years, so it is pretty natural for me. I don't really grocery shop like most people do. I "stock up" shop. When a great sale is on and I have coupons, I stock those items. I do have to add fresh stuff of course.
Your cherry jam looks fantastic! I have been a "flybaby" for several years. It really helps me stay o track! I will have to check out the other site you mentioned. Have a great day!

singlemama said...

what a marvellous winter wonderland!
and your cherry jam makes my mouth water...

Tightwad Mom said...

I love your blog. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into it. I would like to award you the Stylish Blogger award. Please stop by my blog to grab it!

http://tightwadmomsfrugalforum.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-award.html

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Oh it sounds fantastic! You wouldn't happen to want to send a jar to a certain blogger friend, would you? WOULD YOU??? ;)

MegSmith said...

YUM! I love homemade jams and jellies and what is better than picking the fruit yourself. I wish I had such wonderful neighbors :-)

Dawna said...

Oh my, your jam makes me drool! :)

Have fun flyin' with Flylady. She is wonderful.

Buttons said...

Wow that jam looks delicious I love cherry jam. Wish you lived closer.
The ice makes great pics and yours are wonderful. Take care B

Dmarie said...

@Diann, well done--I hope to get so good at it that I can say the same.
@Single, thx!
@Tightwad, wow, how very sweet of you!! Hope to stop by manana. I'm hurrying now so I can give Hubby a turn at the PC.
@Spicy, my jam IS surprisingly good...because the cherries are good, but I should have looked on your site for a more original recipe before making jam!
@Meg, Dawna & Buttons, thx, you guys!

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