Saturday, June 30, 2012

Nectarine sauce

The kids hadn't eaten up the nectarines yet and they were getting soft so I cut them in half, pitted, skinned, cooked them down into sauce form.  Then I poured them into two 1/2 pint jars and canned them up!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Canning trial - Easy Grape Juice

My neighbor brought over some grapes that she said she wasn't going to eat before she left on vacation.
My kids weren't eating them so I decided to try my hand at making some easy grape juice that I had heard about on several canning sites. 

Here is what I did:

I put 1/2 cup of washed grapes into each pint jar.  Then I took three cups of water and stirred 3/4 cup of sugar until dissolved.  I poured that equally into the three jars and added plain water up to the neck of the jar.  I wiped the rim of the jar and added my lids.  Then I put them in my water bath canner and brought it up to a boil and continued to boil them for 20 minutes. 

Now the hardest part is to wait a few weeks before opening and trying the "juice".   And if we like it, I will be doing this every year when my grapes are ready.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Aldi $5.26

Took a quick stop at Aldi yesterday to grab some great fruit deals.

3 green apples .33 ea
3 limes .39 ea
4 lemons .28 ea
6 nectarines 0.33 ea


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Aldi $16.64

Milk 2.89
chicken nuggts 3.99
tator tots 1.89
2 lemonade concentrate .79
salt 0.35
strawberries 0.99
5 chicken cordon bleu 0.99


Saturday, June 09, 2012

Hy-Vee $14.73

Sorry this was from a little while ago, I've just been so busy.

2 Hunts ketchup 0.69 sale
seedless watermelon 3.88 sale
milk 3.69
2 Oscar Mayer hot dogs 0.89 sale
2 chunk cheese 2.00 sale