My mom used to always can fruits and vegetables, so I had helped her (sorta) do it and decided that I was going to do it. I love strawberries, as a fresh fruit, but in NO other way. Not candy, soda, gum, ice cream, popscicles... if it isn't fresh off the vine, I can't eat it. So, I knew that was at... and thier isn't really a bunch of other fresh (cheep) fruit out right now.... but ohhh there are peaches! I had never had peach jelly (I don't think.... apricot for sure- it's my Mom's favorite ever!) so I figured I would give it a try.... They were so beautiful.
If I were a better photographer, these pictures might look better, but they are as good as it gets....
These are the beautiful peaches before they were blanched to get the skin off.
The peaches in the hot tub (as my Step Daughter called it) for 1:15 min, and then into the ice water to stop the cooking
On the stove, the cut up peaches waiting to boil so we can add the 5 1/2 cups of sugar... OMG!
Tada!!! (actually more like Holy Shit it worked!)
And where was my little boy the whole time I was cooking? Ya... on my bed, where he is not supposed to be, as disscused here.