I had a good day at my friend Kellie's house. She has a big garden and has green beans coming out her ears. I went over and I cleaned over 600 beans. How do you know this you ask? Well, somebody ( not me ) counted the beans as she put them in the 5 gallon bucket. ( Can you say OCD? )
While I cleaned the beans, Kellie cut up the garlic, jalapenos, washed the jars and got it all ready to go. She had gotten a recipe for Spicy Dilled Green Beans so that's what we made. We made 11 pints and 1 quart. While we were working together I remarked that I can almost understand the Mormons that have "Sister Wives" ( I'm not Mormon nor do I mean this to be offencive to Mormons ) It was just a fun and satisfying way to spend an afternoon with a close friend.
Our hands were busy and we talked and laughed. She also reminded me that our friend Rose, that's coming down next Saturday is a coffee drinker. Kellie had a extra coffee maker and I took it home so that Rose can have her morning coffee. Kellie also gave me the rest of the beans that I cleaned and some peppers and English cucumbers. So I will make my own Spicy Dilled Green Beans.
This is a picture of me a long long time ago with my mom. I used to make cakes (cooked) in a wide mouth pint and sell them at craft shows and such. The year I did this I made 22 cases for one big craft fair that was set up for Christmas shoppers. This is just some of them. We are decorating the tops with Christmas fabric and I put a ribbon and a little ornament on each jar.
I must just love to can, make jams and pickles. I'm looking forward to next year and try my hand at making goat cheese. Oh, and don't forget, I also like making soap. Maybe I should have been born 100 years ago?
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