This would be a great afternoon to take a nap . . but I cannot. It’s 2:00 p.m. and I haven’t touched the sewing machine. Not good!
Not sure if you can notice but the smoker was loaded well before daylight! That’s a ham on top and a pork butt on the bottom. The ham was for lunch and though we didn’t eat it all, I sliced it all off the bone and now the bone is in the crockpot with some beans. Yummmm!
As the sun was coming up, I was at Wal-Mart. How exciting, huh? Canning jars are hard to find around here this time of the year and mine are all full and I needed more. None at Wal-Mart. One case at one grocery store, plenty at the second grocery store so I came home with 2 cases of quart wide mouth and 2 cases of pint wide-mouth jars.
The apples have kept me busy this morning. I had heard about Caramel Apple Jam and then found this recipe posted on a friend’s blog yesterday so I made two batches of this.
Nine jars . . and I tell you . . this is some really, really good stuff!
And, here’s a batch of apple butter still cooking. I’ll put it up when it’s done and that’s the end of the apples for today.
I think tomorrow I may make another batch of the Caramel Apple Jam and another batch of apple butter and then it will be time for another trip to the orchard.
The more I think about it . . the more I think I may just have to take a quick nap this afternoon!