Monday, March 30, 2009
Summer in a Jar
This past Friday, I got a jump on summer.
Not the 120 degree heat-fest summer of Arizona. More like the high country, green trees, cool breeze, lazy days, relaxing summer I pretend to enjoy when I have my AC cranked up in my car waiting for the steering wheel to "cool off" enough to not give me second-degree burns on my palms.
I helped my mom make freezer jam.
Fresh strawberries+ sugar+Sure-Jell=Summer in a Jar.
Standing in my parents' kitchen, chatting with mom, making jam while my little boys ran around and played in the cupboard, was a welcome escape from the housework that had been calling earlier in the week. What a happy way to spend the afternoon.
The smell of fresh strawberries was heavenly.
Now I have several Jars of Summer stashed in my freezer.
A perfect antidote for the winter blues.
If they last that long...