Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pear Jam

in our backyard we have this pear tree, so Brigg and I picked a few and from it I made pear jam. It turned out pretty good, although I did less sugar than it said because it was so sweet, but none the less still delicious. I put the recipe below.
Pear Vanilla Jam

44 servings (serving size: 2 tablespoons)
· 4 cups coarsely chopped peeled Bartlett pear (about 5 large)
· 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
· 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
· 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
· 1 (1.75-ounce) package pectin crystals
· 2 cups sugar
Place pear in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Place pear, rind, juice, and vanilla bean in a large saucepan. Stir in pectin. Place pan over high heat; bring to a boil. Stir in sugar; cook 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil; cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat. Skim foam from surface; discard. Remove vanilla bean. Scrape seeds into pear mixture; discard bean. Stir 5 minutes to ensure fruit is suspended in jam. Cover and chill overnight.
Note: Refrigerate Pear-Vanilla Freezer Jam in airtight containers up to three weeks, or freeze up to six months.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Paper Mache Pumpkins

With my friend Ali Mae we made these paper mache pumpkins that I found on my sister's lightbulb blog. Anyway, they are really easy to make, take a day or so to dry, and the look awesome.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Anne's Hair

Since I was a little girl I have always loved doing hair, I guess you could say I take after my mother. Well Joy is so kind to let me do Anne's hair when ever I visit. She loved what I did the last time we were there. Of course Anne has been well trained by her mother on how to pose for the camera; she does a very good job at being cute.


Ya I know I've only done one post, but encouraged by my sisters I decided to actually keep this blog going. I actually will start posting stuff on here, I promise. For I actually do have stuff to post about, but I'm kind of lazy sometimes.

So last fall Brigg's cousin Cami was crocheting alot of hats and stuff and inspired me to start crocheting again and to try making hats. Well I've only made a few so far. I actually found a pattern online which I had to tweek to fit my head, but I was suprised how easy and fun they were to make. Anne was kind enough to be a model for me. This hat actually turned out to small for a regular adult head (even my smaller adult head), but it fit Anne's head perfectly. So now I think I can tweek the pattern to make more children size hats.

This was the most recent hat I made and it actually didn't turn out right, but then I added a ribben and suddenly I found a new style of hat. Yay! Brigg likes this hat the best.

And this was the first hat I made.