January 13, 2009

A Few of my Favorite Things. . .

Today I decided to be adventurous and make homemade jam. Growing up, I cannot remember one time when we had store bought jam and I am determined to have it be that way for my family! I absolutely love my Mom's homemade jam, and I wanted to try my hand at making my own.


First though, let me just tell you a few of my new found favorite things- BOSCH. If you don't have one, get one. Holy smokes, they are amazing. Yeah, they're not as stylish as KithchenAid's, but they are an amazing little machine.




I love listening to Pride and Prejudice when I bake. I don't know why, I just do! It's my favorite by far.



Stirring the water/pectin/sugar mixture together




A successful batch of jam made. . .



Second, Rubbermaid stackable tupperware. If you have ever seen the commercials for it, it really is as amazing as it looks. I got two sets of 24 (12 containers, 12 lids) and they have been so handy. All the lids snap together, or you can snap corresponding lids to the bottoms of the containers. So, they stack up quite nicely. Anyhow, those are my two favorites of the day today. :)
Oh, and the jam turned out fabulously. I took a little taste and it tasted JUST like my moms. That made me very happy. Very happy indeed.

And for all of you who have Facebook accounts, I have wedding pictures posted! Enjoy! More to come too :)

5 comments:

Rachel said...

My mom is so obsessed with Bosch. We have the same mixer you have in your picture and ours is probably 24-ish years old now. My mom got hers as a wedding present, I believe.

PRP said...

Good for you! I didn't tackle jam making into I'd been married a few years so you're off to a great start. Maybe I'll make some tomorrow...

And the pictures, puhleeze. Gorgeous.

Dandee said...

I don't have a facebook account, so please post some pictures here!

I completely agree with you on baking with Pride and Prejudice in the background. It is one of my favorite soundtracks ever. The music is so beautiful and the movie is one of our favorite date-night-in movies to watch together.

tharker said...

You are correct, the BOSCH is the coolest kitchen gadget I own. I love that baby!

Good job on the jam! I love to make freezer jam, and I am a huge fan of the gel pectins. Super fast and super yummy jam. Mmmmm, now I think I need a slice of bread and jam!

Crystal said...

you're just the cutest little wife :) Homemade jam sounds amazing right now, i might just have to make some this week, thanks for the idea!!