This is what 9lbs of fresh cherries looks like after it has become cherry pie filling and what a mess! Whoever invented the cherry pitter was a genius and I hope that they are living the posh life that they deserve. I shudder at the thought of that task without it. It was a complete family project, the boy did 6lbs and the girl 3lbs, but the girl went shopping with me and helped me find the pitter.
I didn’t start until late and the boy and i were already stained purple when I realized that I didn’t have lemon juice…ugh! At 10:15pm nothing local was open and there is road construction everywhere, I didn’t even bother to change my xx t-shirt that looks like a dress, I was on a one track lemon juice mission! I mostly followed Mavis’s recipe….http://www.onehundreddollarsamonth.com/canning-101-recipe-cherry-pie-filling/
The cherries were on sale for $3.49 for 3lbs…who walks away from that price? Not this girl and since this summer is less than stellar and once again the temps will be below normal…… I might as well start filling up all of those free canning jars that were given to me.
I had an appointment near the labyrinth that I walked earlier this month, I am trying to find a more creative way to escape my current work “hell”. I just want to break the cycle, I always end up staying because “I can’t afford not to” or a million other lame reasons. I want to be able to choose to stay, although I still have no idea what the heck I want to do. The classes that they offer aren’t really what I am looking for but I did walk the labyrinth since I was so close.
The kids and I went to hang out with SB at her garage sale for awhile. It was nice to just hang out and I got some bonus vitamin D, I even have a little color on my shoulders. I really think that the sun is why I am still going at this late hour. I tried to get most of my cleaning done tonight so I can relax a little tomorrow.
They even had aprons for us to use, not that we tied them but it did help. Everybody takes such good care of it there…..or we just got lucky and didn’t get stuck cleaning up a mess. It was so much better than trying to do it at home.
It was a very long and productive day and I now I must sleep……Zia