|Candi making Apple Butter!|
It was such a neat group of ladies that showed up to the party: My mom, Darlene, and her best friend since 6th grade, Melissa. My mother-in-law, Jill. Two fellow homeschool moms and dear friends, Candi and Liz. And two friends from highschool, Kenzi and Shanta! I think it was a great mix of women (including two from out of state!) all thrown into the kitchen, getting our hands dirty and trying to figure out what the heck we were doing with all that fruit!
We canned a few jars of sliced peaches, and ended up making five different kinds of jam! All that was going on at the same time, so you can imagine the kitchen chaos. But, everyone had a great time, got along really well and I believe we all quite enjoyed the process and learning more about making our own jams!
We used the Ball Canning Discovery Kit to can the sliced peaches in light syrup.
|"Grandma Jill" wranglin' Callen!|
We used the Instant Pectin in all of our jams. We made Quick Apple Butter, Blackberry Freezer Jam, Strawberry-Banana-Blueberry Jam, Raspberry Jam and then a neat hybrid of Strawberry-Raspberry-Peach with the extra fruit we had!