Jam-a-Palooza

Sunday, December 23, 2007
Today I'll be putting up a batch of apple butter. My apple butter is the shit.

This is the last batch of jam for the holiday season. I'll bring the "fruits" of my labor to Christmas dinner, and my family members can pick and choose what they want. The rest will go to the assisted living facility where my Gram lives in Northeastern Colorado. The residents there enjoy the home-made stuff, but can't make it for themselves anymore.

This season's final tally is 6 dozen 8 oz jars, including apple butter, peach, raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, strawberry, cranberry walnut, cherry and cherry pineapple. As a general rule, I don't like anything but the apple butter, but the rest of the family likes the variety.

I'll probably take a break from jamming for the next month or two. I'm a little sick of it at the moment.

2 comments:

Becca said...

Great job! And that you do it for the assisted living community, too. Bet it brings back a lot of memories for the people there who can't do things like that anymore, and the gift of kindness goes a long way. Merry Christmas!

Janiece Murphy said...

Becca, the folks at my Gram's community are really the shit. Much more so than my apple butter. They take such good care of her, it's the least I can do.

Merry Christmas to you!