We went strawberry picking first thing this morning. Came back with 2 pails full of not so great berries. We were disappointed because it seems the farmers are planting the kind of berries you buy in stores at this time of the year. The ones with very firm white middles. Oh well, they still look and taste fairly good.
DH helped me prepare the berries for freezing and also for a batch of jam. Normally I don't use pectin but I did for these jars. I used the kind where you choose whether or not to use sugar and if so, how much. The regular pectin asked for 7 cups of sugar to 4 cups of mashed berries. I used a cup and a half of sugar to 4 cups of berries and its plenty sweet enough. It also called for a cup of juice, I used apple.
We're having some cool days so yesterday I baked raisin scones, cheese biscuits, and I tried a new recipe for a banana pie. It's one of the "impossible pie" recipes using Bisquick. I won't be making it again. I guess banana pie isn't our thing. Banana CREAM pie, now that's another matter!!
Oh yes, I also made some little French breads, just the right size for 2 people and a little guy that comes up almost every morning to ask if Granny has any homemade bread he can have for his school lunch. He doesn't even want butter on it. He might have peanut butter but kids aren't allowed to bring anything with peanuts to school any more.
So that's what's been happening in my kitchen yesterday and today. Now I think I deserve to sit and put my feet up and read.
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