Out with the Old....
Dec. 20, 2012 8:34 pm
Updated: Jan. 16, 2013 12:50 pm
I've become somewhat silent here at allrecipes, and in particular, here on my blog. My muse left a while back, and sadly has currently been kept at bay by the "grinch!" Try as I might, I just can't seem to get that "spark" back, regarding the approaching
holiday. Casa de Crazy, unfortunately, does not (yet) display any sort of exterior signs of much of anything. Indoors, the chaos seems to be running rampant, invading even the smallest and most used spaces, and spreading daily.
On the up side, crazycook has indeed managed to bake some quick breads. I've made two batches of "Creamy no bake Mints," and just today have in the works apples (making juice for jelly,) quartered orange slices are soaking overnight to make marmalade tomorrow.
I've made two batches of English muffins (did you know they are cooked on a dry griddle?) Kidney beans that I put on to soak yesterday, are now cooked and in the frige until I decide just what to do with them... I really didn't have a plan for those! (crazy,
huh?) I also opened 4 jars of grape jam I'd made that didn't set up right, and cooked it longer. After a while it began to gel, and filled two of the jars which I'd washed. I didn't process these, and did re-use the old lids... much to my surprise they
did seal as they cooled. Regardless, I've refrigerated them (can't be too careful.) More apples await being made into applesauce.
As I have an abundance of bananas, I might just make more bread, but the goodie bags will be rather lean this year. I did make a batch of choc. "fudge" two weeks ago which is earmarked for the bags, and have an assortment of candies (store bought) to toss
a handful into each. Salted nut rolls were made and frozen about a month ago... and there may be more, that I'm simply not recalling right now!
I'm in hopes of putting up a few lights soon, that the neighborhood might realize that I give a darn this year. Only a modest display will be adequate, enough to make a (tiny) statement to passers by...
So, all being well tomorrow, the marm with be made, applesauce canned, and either apple jelly or jam put up. Best get that water bath ready to go early, as it sounds that I'll have a lot of jars to process.
Till next time, be happy, be healthy, be crazy!