Last night I decided to get started on making christmas gifts for friends and family.
I will share my Pumkin & Apple butter recipes. I bought these plastic "Ball" canning or freezer containers that I have mixed feelings about. They were marked down to cheap cheap and they could be re-used so why not, the problem is there not that cute :( they have purple lids. I like purple but not realy the look I was going for! I guess I could cover the tops with fabric and tie rafia around, that should work right? Any Ideas?
1 (29 ounce) can pumpkin puree
3/4 cup apple juice
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1.Combine pumpkin, apple juice, spices, and sugar in a large saucepan; stir well. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes or until thickened. Stir frequently.
2.Transfer to sterile containers and chill in the refrigerator until serving.
5 1/2 pounds apples - peeled, cored and finely chopped
4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
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1.Place apples in a slow cooker. Combine sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt; pour over apples and mix well. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook for 9-11 hours or until thickened and dark brown, stirring occasionally (stir more frequently as it thickens to prevent sticking). Uncover and cook on low 1 hour longer. If desired, stir with a wire whisk until smooth. Spoon into freezer containers, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Cover and refrigerate or freeze.
I want to have a blog give away but I only have 2 followers so far. How do I get more? huh...maybe I could bribe people to be my friend. :( Hey, it works for some people I guess.
SOOooo, if you add to follow me I will enter you in a drawing for a handmade fall or winter goodie that I'm possitive you will love. (that is if you like primitve and folk art) If you read my last "post" about bulbs and comment I will throw one of those in to your goodie package as well. :O) drawing will be done on "October 19nth".
It was a beautiful weekend to drive, thank goodness! Jimmy and I drove from Mid-Michigan to Sister Bay, Wisconsin. He had a boat to drive to Michigan but the waters were rough, he made it acrossed but way up North of home, so I drove to meet him there insteed of going home. 12-hours later, after me turning up the car radio loud and singing to myself, stopping to get lots-o-coffee amd peeing along the way I got to him way after he was settled in Fankfort. What a sweet town in upper Michigan, very small but realy pretty in the fall. We got a condo for the night and took our time driving 2-hours back home the next day :) I have always loved road trips but it could not have worked out any better it was awesome to do it during the peek of the leaf color turn! JUST when I think I'm sick of Michigan autumn comes back to remind me of Michigans wonders.
My baby heading out... :( I'll meet you back in Michigan!
view from our deck...
made it safe to our resting place...
waters still wild the next day....
all I can say is BURRRrrrrrrrr.........
we woke up to the coast gaurd working...uh oh.....
me with "past due souls"
and we ended with good food, shopping and pics with the largest pumpkin grown in Michigan. In all a nice weekend!
Hello, my name is Connie. Also known as Artbyconnieione, skare-dee-kat-prims and creator of "Organic Creations by Connie Ione. Also I'm a self taught primitive and Folk Art artist. I paint, sculpt, design dolls, and knit. I have had the pleasure of selling thrue a wonderful art Gallery here in Michigan but due to the un-timely death of a good friend and Gallery owner the Gallery has been closed. I hope to do this again But for now I'm selling on e-bay and etsy.
MOST Important, I'm the mother of three children, two being teens and a lucky girl to have found a wonderful boyfriend who supports my crazy art habbits. :) Thank's for reading about me.