Mark and I are trying to take some slow Sundays in January.
Now I know for some slow might mean no movement at all, but to me it just means no pressure at all.
If I want to go out and work a few hours I will. If I don't want to I will find something else to do.
It could mean a trip off to see a movie, lunch out, a good book, sewing for a bit, calling a friend...slow Sundays, just like regular folk!
Yesterday I made the effort to make jelly again and this time did not leave the kitchen and stuck with my tried and true method.
I cooked, packed in hot, clean, like you would not wash your jars, jars and then inverted them on their tops. I have done this for years and it has worked. Give them a few hours and then turn them back over and the lids are sealed. If there are any that are not just refrigerate and use first. It has been a long while since I have made Blackberry Jelly and it just called for biscuits. In the south we love us some biscuits and the white ones all soft and fluffy... with jam, are you drooling yet, are the best.
I try not to make those any more so I dug out some recipes for scones and compared the two.
Oatmeal scones- I looked at one recipe that called for 1 pound of butter, heart attack scones...noway I was making those.
What I finally settled on was the basic recipe for biscuits substituting 1/2 cup whole wheat flour for part of the white flour, I added 1 TBS. sugar and 3 TBS. of Old fashion Oats, this was a cross between the regular biscuit and scones. Handle as little as possible and bake a tad longer.
I am here to say they were they good, just what the Blackberry jelly called for.
Mark has finished up all his pieces with the exception of one of those large flat bowls.
I have two tiles left to go and then those will just stay cover for a slow dry.
Lamps will be in this glaze loads for those of you who have been waiting.
Have a great Slow Sunday- fill it with something you want to do.