Saturday, October 25, 2008

Silly Saturday

[The Visiting Clown, making a house call....]

Quickie post tonight, as it's after midnight. I have guests and we are going to an early meeting tomorrow. We have had a fun day of playing outside and eating yummy stuff and making monster noises, while hidden underneath an Afghan. Chamomile teas and hot chocolates with tiny marshmallows and assorted and sundry relaxing and comforting things.

I am blessed today. I am grateful today.

The doggies are in for the last time, the kitties are all posted around the house in their sentry postitons and I am ready to go to sleep.

All is well in my world.


Mary Christine said...

OK, you asked for it: Out of the Ball Blue Book:
Apple Rings
10 lbs. apples
4 cups sugar
4 cups water
Red food coloring (optional)
Wash and core apples; do not peel. Slice apples crosswise into 1/4 inch rings. Treat to prevent darkening Combine sugar and water in a large saucepot. Add food coloring if desired. Bring syrup mixture to a boil; boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Drain apple rings. Add apple rings to syrup; let stand 10 minutes. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat; simmer 30 minutes. Remove apple rings and cool. Return syrup to a boil. Pack apple rings loosely into hot jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Adjust two piece caps. Process pints 15 minutes, quarts 20 minutes, in a boiling-water canner.
Variation: spiced apple rings may be made by adding stick cinnamon, whole cloves or other whole spices, tied in a spice bag, to the syrup during preparation. Remove spice bag before canning apples.

Kathy Lynne said...

The clown still scares me...xo