In Pursuit of an Organized Life

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Jam

on April 10, 2014

J is for Jam.   One of my favorite family activities this past year was picking apples and strawberries.   We went out two separate days and picked the different fruits.  The girls loved being outside and were (mostly) helpful gathering the fruit.  They enjoyed eating it that day and we used it to make some recipes.   What seemed like a huge pile of fruit, quickly disappeared.   Strawberries went on cereal and ice cream.  They were used as a snack and as a side dish to a meal.  The apples were cut and served with caramel, cooked into muffins, and made into applesauce.

 I’m hoping to do the same outing this year.  I hope to find more ways to preserve the fruit so that it can be used throughout the year.  I have no idea if financially it was smart, but there is sense of pride eating something when you remember the experience: the sun shining, squatting between the rows, searching for the perfect fruit, riding the wagon, taking picture, and watching my daughters be lifted to reach the fruit at the top of the tree.

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2 responses to “Jam

  1. I love jam over jelly… my wife doesn’t understand.

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  2. I have to agree Jam beats Jelly!

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