Thursday, December 4, 2008


So I made marmalade today.

Doesn't it look yummy boiling in the pot?

I have never actually eaten marmalade, and the tastes that I got out of this batch makes me think my oranges were not very sweet... but I'm giving it away as gifts to family so I hope it's not disgusting lol. I scrapbooked tags to attach to the jars as well as wrapping them in cellophane or covering them with material scraps trimmed up all pretty.

Tomorrow is perogie day at my sister's house. My mom and I are going to go over and help make a big batch for Christmas dinner, which is being held at my sister's house this year. This helps me out as well, as I am going to scam about two dozen to freeze and take to my in-laws dinner. One less thing for me to have to do at home on my own :)

I finished scrapbooking all my Christmas cards and got them organized to send out today, along with my daughter's birth announcements and thank you cards. I still haven't started my table runner. I have a little quicky pattern I want to make for my mother in law as well as a gift, so I think I will be doing a little sewing this weekend. My son Chase helped me make the countdown calendar above, and I use it as a way to explain to him how much longer til Santa comes. He gets a "kiss" every day and when they're all gone, then Santa comes. He loves it. And every day when I log on here, I notice my Christmas countdown, and realize time is slipping away and if I want to have my gifts done I have to prioritize them!! Hopefully I will get it all done, I'm feeling like Miss Molly Homemaker lately with all the crafting and cooking I've been doing in preparation for the holidays! We made sour cabbage rolls yesterday... I think this is the reason God made Christmas only come once a year!

1 comment:

Corrie said...

What made you try marmalade? It's so pretty in the jars. It was pretty in the processor too -- good visual, didn't really realize that's what was in it. Hope they like it. You asked about allspice berries - there are little dried berries that look like peppercorns - have cinnamon, nutmeg, clove taste. Have a great weekend.

Beware the few racy photos...thought it was worth it to see all the other ones!