Yeah, I'm that crazy. Too bad canning season is when it sweltering outside, I wouldn't mind the extra heat if it was 20 degrees outside! That said, I've been as busy as a bee today.
Remember all those cucumbers that I mentioned were hogging up space in my fridge? These are them:
See that pitcher on the bottom? It's full of Tang - possibly the most wonderful powdered drink ever.
This is 3 pounds of cukes sliced into spears ready to be made into quick pickles:
And here they are in their current state, 2 quarts of dill pickles:
The rest of the cukes got mixed up with celery, green and red peppers, and onions to make 5 pints of sweet relish:
I discovered though, that my mini prep food processor is a bit too small for a big job like this one was. It took at least a dozen batches run through to get everything chopped up. Not cool.
I also made thumbprint cookies filled with Mango Lime Jam... note to self: run jam through food processor first, it was quite a bit chunky for the cookies.
Later tonight I'm going to make Malaysian Pineapple Tarts with the Pineapple Jam I made last week. The dough is already made and ready to be rolled out, but first I'm waiting for the kitchen to cool down some - it's toasty!
My bestie came over today, we had movie day while working on crafty stuff for a big event I'm planning (more on that another day). A League of Their Own and What's Up Doc? while eating pizza and ice cream (with Brandied Cherries on top - from a previous canning extravaganza). It was great fun, but now I'm totally ready for a nap.