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The Happy Crazy House

remodeling and other family adventures

During our busy weekend at the first of the month, we made some freezer jam. Through Bountiful Baskets, I ended up with 8 pounds of strawberries.  YUM My 8 lbs of strawberries ended up being roughly 16 cups of chopped strawberries: Let boil for 15 minutes. Then use a potato masher or an immersion blender …

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This past week was pretty busy, but very rewarding. Top of the list: I got to have my friends 1 1/2 year old little girl, Charlotte, stay with me….cause my friends were at the hospital having twins!  Mama, Daddy and twins are doing well.  I loved having little Charlotte stay with me…Jules and Jane doted, …

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Last week, I found myself with 60 apples.  I was pretty positive that we couldn’t eat them all before they went bad, so I decided to make some apple fruit leather. I started by prepping the apples – washing, peeling, coring and slicing. I did about 30 of the apples to start with.  The sliced …

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Our area had an early frost – and no amount of covering was saving my tomato plants …sad face…..  In an attempt to save my tomato crop – I pulled all of them and made green tomato salsa.  I had ALOT of tomatoes so this canning recipe is for a large batch. 42 cups of …

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