Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Canned Goodness

This is what I did on a Saturday night. I'm not even kidding. I really did make and can jams! Lame, I know. I had a ball though so I really don't give a hoot. I watched football (but not Georgia as there were not on up here. Probably a good thing- stressful game to watch I am told.) and made jams. It all started as I was flipping around on etsy. I randomly found a listing for banana jam. I'd never heard of jam made from bananas but it sounded fun. So I did what any crafty soul would do....I googled it. It turns out that it is a very easy recipe. Seems it is popular in Scandinavian cultures, according to the internet anyway. I love bananas so I came up with my own version of the many recipes I found online. Banana-Pineapple Jam. It is going to be amazing on top of yogurt or Greek yogurt as a snack or desert. And I can already tell you that it is crazy good on top of fresh bread. I made a dozen baby jars to give away or keep or whatever.





Next up I decided to make some pineapple jam. This recipe is even easier, though mine didn't set up properly. So I don't actually have jam and instead have a very think sauce. It too will find itself on top of things like yogurt and bread as well as pork and ham. I probably won't gift any as it didn't set up as firm as jam should set up. I'm sure I'll find use for it though. It's so yummy! And I love the bright yellow color. It's just a cheerful jar of yumminess!



10 comments:

Ink Obsession Designs said...

Wow! Those look so good!! I need to learn how to do stuff like that.

e.m. said...

I love canning too! I can't get enough of those cute little jars!

Rachel H. said...

Looks like fun to me! You could give these away as Christmas gifts! :)

Suburban Princess said...

I love canning things...every fall I make lots of jams, sauces, chili, soup, salsa etc and can them all - it's great because I end up with a pantry full of great food and I know where every ingredient came from!

B.E.A said...

We love canning jam at our house! Perfect holiday gifts for neighbors!

KK said...

Wow, way to go. I can make toast...

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

Way to go! I have been wanting to learn how to do some canning for ages!

KAG said...

Looks so yummy! xoxo KAG

lk (Healthy Delicious) said...

pineapple jam sounds fabulous!!

Kim said...

yum! that looks sooo good! I've never canned anything before, but it looks like such a good idea, especially for the winter!

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