Monday, July 10, 2017

Weekend and Watermelon

Over the weekend, we went to visit family and had a wonderful time.  We managed to keep the trip pretty frugal so that was an added bonus.  

 My week is shaping up to be quite busy, but I had to take time today to process a few items for the food storage.  We bought a huge, home grown watermelon this weekend.  1/2 of the rind made 3 quarts of pickles.  (I canned the other jar of brine to use either with dressings or perhaps to make some refrigerator pickles using cucumbers.)  Then I used 6 cups of the flesh pureed to make watermelon jelly.  I ended up with 10 jars.


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  1. I've had watermelon rind pickles before, when I was a girl, and like them. I've never had watermelon jelly/jam. Interesting:)

    Today, I am cleaning my food storage cupboard. It's a mess! It's looking so much better now, and I've even got a bunch of things off of the floor. Still a long ways to go, but I probably will move on to another thing soon, and come back to this another day.

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    1. This is my first go at the watermelon jelly. We'll see how it turns out.

      I need to straighten our cupboards, too. I'm just trying to use up and amusingly right now there is a method to my chaos. I'm sitting items I want to use up first on the front so everything looks highly disoraganized.

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  2. I am not a big fan of watermelon rind pickles but I have only had them once and they could have just been a bad version of them. The watermelon jelly looks really interesting.

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    1. These are pretty simple in flavor. The brine simply has vinegar, sugar, and a hit of cinnamon from cinnamon sticks. I'm hoping they'll store well.

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