This is a non-traditional Thrifty Treasure/Metamorphosis Monday, but I am a non-traditional girl.
Thanks to a lot of sage words of wisdom from Lucy at Lucy’s Life, I turned this………..
No lemons were harmed in the making of this yummy strawberry mint jam. They were just on the table because I didn’t want to move them.
The whole process is very thrifty, I had the jars and the sugar and scored the strawberries for 99 cents! I printed out the tags from Domestifluff and used ribbons that I bought from the Embellished Bayou Etsy shop.
The hardest part was picked the right music to can to. That sounds funny, to can to. Say it five times fast. I started out with Michael Buble. Love the guy, lurve his old school crooning, but let me tell you, it just isn’t strawberry chopping music. I was bored and just wanted it over. I needed something to groove to.
Then I had a moment of enlightenment. What I needed was Christina Aguilera. I was off.
“Ain't no other man, Chop, Chop, can stand up next to you, Chop, Chop.
Ain't no other man on the planet, Chop, Chop, does what you do, Chop, Chop”
Before I knew it, the chopping was over and the cooking was well under way. So the secret to canning is to pick the right music. You can also do what I did and wear tap shoes, but I don’t think that it is necessary:)
Other thrifty treasure this week was a freebie from garage sale leftovers. (Be sure to always read CraigsList to catch these!) Isn’t this the cutest little Christmas cookie jar?
For many more canning tips, recipes and other good stuff, check out Lucy’s Kitchen. Until then, color me domestic!
Now where did I put that bread for toast. Come to think of it, where is the toaster? Jam, Jam, everywhere and not a toast in sight!