On Friday I acquired 19 pounds of plums from my mom-in-love. Yerp. 19. So in a fit of
Luckily enough, they said yes. And today we spent 6 hours pitting, chopping, jamming, chutney-ing and canning and it was SO MUCH FUN. (Well, you know. Aside from the heat.)
It made short work of pitting - seriously about 5 minutes. And it was so nice to have people to talk to and hang out with while the work was getting done.
We stopped in the middle to have a wonderful lunch of sandwiches on homemade french bread full of homemade pesto, tomatoes fresh from Mimi's garden (oh my goodness, best tomatoes ever) and mozzarella (not home made, sadly). Delicious.
Today produced two batches of jam which gave us 7 pints, 12 4 ouncers and 1 6 ounch jar. And 8 pints of chutney.
We've already talked about doing this again for peaches I have in the freezer and the upcoming crop of tomatoes for sauces.
I think it would be an awesome thing to do with women from the other half of my family, since it was such a nice way to be together while still getting something done.
And now I feel like I can enjoy the weekend without the fruit hanging over my head.
Happy Upcoming 4th!