Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
I had to put some of these on the blog. These are of Memphis eating lunch. I gave him one of those bitter biscuits and it got all over the place. I always feel like I need to give him a bath after one of these sessions.
He always, always takes the spoon away from me when I'm feeding him so now I give him his own and hope that he'll let me feed him at least 3 spoonfuls before he takes the second spoon away from me.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Look at him deciding what character to be next, the bunny or the butterfly and let me tell you h totally looks at the picture as he's drawing on his face to make sure he's doing it right. Oh I love him soo much.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Bum Genius Cloth Diapers are on sale at Amazon found here for $12 plus free shipping. Just a week ago they were $15 so if you've ever wanted to do cloth diapers here is a very inexpensive way to try it out. These are the best cloth diapers and I've got Memphis in full cloth diaper mode. And you know, it's really not that bad. I'm planning to lay it all out in another post but for now I just wanted to show that they're on sale.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Homemade Raspberry Jam
what you'll need:
7-8 (1/2 Pint) Mason Jars with lids
Wash the lids in hot soapy water. Let dry. Place the 1/2 pint jars and rings in a pot. Do not allow the water to boil. Simmer until ready to fill (this will help clean and disinfect the lids and jars).
In a sauce pan add 1 quart mashed raspberries. When the berries begin to bubble add 6 1/2 cups sugar. Once the sugar is dissolved add one pouch of liquid pectin. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Boil hard for one minute. Remove from heat. Scrape the foam off the top.
Remove jars from the water bath. Using a funnel ladle the jam into the jars. Fill to the first line from the bottom. As the jam cools it will expand. Wipe the rims clean. Top with the lids then screw on the ring.
Place the filled jars back into the water bath, making sure the jars do not touch. Add enough water to cover 1-2 inches.
Bring water to a rolling boil. Boil covered for 10 minutes. Remove from bath and let sit at least 24 hours. To determine if the lids are properly sealed, press down in the center of the lid. If it clicks or caves in under the pressure it is not sealed. You can repeat the water bath or store the jam in the refrigerator. Let me know if anyone tries this yummy jam.
Oh yeah and a super cute way to top off this great jam or any jam for that matter is to add a little bit of fabric on top. This is a special vintagy collection that I pickd up from my favorite quilting store in Carpinteria, California- The Treasure Hunt.