Tuesday, July 03, 2007

We Be Jammin'

In the last 2 days, we (and by "we" I mean MuNKi) have produced 30 some jars of cherry jelly and 4 larger jars of cherry jam. Mostly I just helped grab things, squeeze stuff, and pour goo here and there.

We didn't have any fiascoes, and I think all of the jars went "plink." (the noise the lid makes when it sucks down and seals as the stuff cools)

My mission today (should I choose to accept it) is to discern which area bookstore is going to have the ass-kickingest midnight Harry Potter release soirée.

14 comments:

ARM said...

Cherry jelly?


Yum.

And I totally love that sound canning makes.

egan said...

Um, plink? Did you really have to explain that aspect to the masses? We're smart people yo!

Candace said...

Amanda - I love the sound, too. ^_^

Egan - This from the guy who asked if there are beaches in MI. ;)

GuTTer MuNKi said...

No no - not 'plink' - 'bink!'.

Sort of like the Wench.

Cameron said...

I've always had this weird fantasy about canning. It seems like such a great thing to do, preserving something delicious. Then the joy of opening the jar in winter and savoring the treat.

Many years ago I canned apricots, tomatoes (with garlic cloves). It was very hot work, of course, being summer, but the labors paid off months later!

Claire said...

Yum!
Love the pic of MuNKi mud wrestling! I gotta get my hubby to try that ;)

egan said...

Yes, and I was dead serious about the beach question yo! Are we still on for next week?

Candace said...

MuNKi - Watch it! I have a scimitar. I might lob it at you, and then where would you be, eh?

Cameron - It really is satisfying, isn't it? Oh yum! Tomatoes with garlic!!

We've been really, REALLY lucky with weather. It's been lovely and cool - perfect for canning.

Claire - ^_^ Great pic, huh? It's not actually MuNKi. I just find bizarre pics to link to for MuNKi photos, but I think it would be a blast to try jelly wrestling. ^_^

Egan - You so were not. Are you still coming? Poor N-Po!

Diesel said...

That is cool. We live next to a cherry orchard, and I so wanted to make a bunch of brandied cherries, but I only had one jar.

Still, that one jar is going to be awesome around Christmas.

Candace said...

Diesel - NEXT to one?!?! Sweet! Uh, got a link for that recipe?? :)

egan said...

Yes, still coming.

Gawpo said...

Cherry ANYTHING. I love cherry pie, jam, jelly, cherry tortilla shells, ice cream, cherry cigarettes. You name it; if it's cherry, I love it. Favorite pie, hands down.

Candace said...

Efo - Cool! You gotta come see us then. Starbucks OK?

Gawpo - So cherry is OK then? ^_^ I'm not touching the pie thing. No, really I'm not.

Gawpo said...

Hands down, Candace. That was your friggin' queue. You aren't gonna "bite?" I'm shocked.