It was just one of those days yesterday. One of those days that I actually accomplish things. I love those days. In spite of sleeping in a bit and dinking around on the computer for a while and then looking up at the clock to see that it was already 11:30(!) I still got some things done. Or maybe it just felt like it.
Two loads of dishes in the dishwasher and two loads of laundry were washed (but not yet put away). A double batch of bread was baked. Two summer squashes were cut up and dehydrated (an experiment). And two jars of rhubarb were canned. There was a little trip to the grocery store in there somewhere and then the evening was spent transcribing a couple of interviews that my husband needed for a school project. He still owes me a massage. I was too tired last night to collect it.
To my surprise, my husband bravely ate some and liked it! This is a momentous occasion in our marriage. He even had some for breakfast this morning. I always eat pie for breakfast if there is any. It just tastes so good!
After the pie making, I still had some rhubarb left over, so yesterday, I canned it. I'll probably give it to my mom, since she makes pies much more often than I do.
To can rhubarb, cut stocks into about 1" pieces.
Add 1/2-1 cup of sugar per quart of cut rhubarb.
Heat up a bit so the sugar becomes a syrup.
Put into sterilized jars and can in a water bath canner.
The starting time is 10 minutes and then you add 1 minute for every thousand feet above 1000 feet. So here near 5,000 feet, it was for 14 minutes.
Now you'll have rhubarb ready for your desserts all year long!
Well, look at that. It's 11:30 again. Guess I'd better get something done today too!