We had such a magical time celebrating Birthdays in Seattle. It was so nice to see everyone again, so hard to leave. I wish we all lived closer. I probably snapped 5000 photos of everything and everyone while we were there. Hope they don't think I'm too crazy :)
Such a great way to use all of those Jalapeños from your garden. I plan to use them on nachos, in soups, casseroles, stews, enchiladas and to spice up anything else I can think of :)
10 jalapeños, washed and sliced into rings
1 garlic clove, minced
3 tsp. oregano
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup white vinegar
1 TB Kosher salt
3 TB sugar
Prepare jalapeños, set aside. In saucepan, combine all other ingredients. Bring to a boil, add jalapeños. Turn off heat and cool. Add jalapeños to sterilized jars, fill with enough liquid to cover, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Add sterilized lids and rings.
Refrigerate or process in hot water bath for 10 minutes, or specified time for your region. I actually did both :) just a few for the fridge and processed the rest.
Note: If processing, no need to let cool. I more than tripled this recipe.
I think this makes three straight weekends of canning. We're in the home stretch! I think. You never know how quick the weather will turn here, so were on a canning and freezing frenzy.
I'm excited to finish up the preserving and yard chores for the year and concentrate on walks, hiking, biking and all of the fun holiday traditions :)
I've been working on Jake's school days scrapbook a little here and there as I find time. I can't wait to share this with you. It's one of those things with all my boys that I'm passionate about, and get crazed if I'm not organized and caught up.
Which I'm not! Not even close :) but I'm sure working on it.
It's been a rainy weekend, with more to come. This just makes me want to crochet, take a nap, bake, maybe take another nap and set up our hot cocoa coffee nook.
With all the canning, decorating and everyday craziness this week, I still managed to play with the new Project Life App. I have never created so many layouts so incredibly fast. I like to print them, post them, and sometimes just use them for inspiration on how I want my layouts to turn out.
It's always a mad dash to get everything canned before Summers end. I thought we were doing pretty good, but we are patiently waiting for our tomatoes to ripen. We have more peppers than we know what to do with. Hopefully, tomorrow we'll be able to make a few batches of salsa.
So far we've canned nectarines, spaghetti sauce, nectarine preserves, pickled jalapeno peppers, cinnamon applesauce and strawberry nectarine jam. The peaches will be ready any day now, I'm so excited for this :) I'll probably freeze a few for smoothies too.
I'm looking forward to Fall, even thought it's going to be sad to take down our little pool---and put away the summertime things. I did a little decorating around the house today......that always makes me feel better.