Week In Review, or Yes, I Can
Anyway, I got a LOT done.
I scored the makings for Moochie and Chunky's Halloween costumes. Those will be made next weekend.
And basically I finished up the canning season.
I started by taking the last of the habaneros and jalapenos from the bushes that Basement Neighbor planted for Upstairs Neighbor, and Upstairs Neighbor didn't know what to do with so many peppers.
Plus I HAD to can these because a certain cat who shall remain nameless somehow managed to keep finding my peppers, pulling them out of the box I had them in, and play with them all over the house.
I got one jar of nacho rings (sliced jalapenos), one of mixed sliced peppers (red and green habaneros and jalapenos), and one jar of whole habaneros.
Then I moved on to apple butter.
I took my gross frozen apple cores and peels...
Added a bit of apple cider...
Strained out the stems, seeds and skins...
And then popped it in the crockpot for six hours because I was too tired to sit there and stir it on the stovetop for hours.
Of course I didn't get pictures of just the final apple butter in neat jars.
But I did get a couple of shots of my summer/fall spoils.
All on the counter.
Shoved into the cupboard.
Whew! It was a lot of work--even stretched out over four months, but it's worth it when you open a jar of pickles or applesauce in January!
Stay tuned--tomorrow is Rhinebeck! Oooaaahhhhh! I'm so excited!