I'm so thankful that today it actually feels like fall! It's one of my favorite times of the year, and unfortunately it doesn't usually hang around for long. Today I have the doors and windows open and the fans going. It makes it feel homey to me.
I tried my hand at a new recipe. It's one from Food in Jars for creamsicle jelly. I knew I wanted to make it the very moment I read about it! I have waited until now because it was jelly (and normally I make preserves or jam), and I thought I may be more difficult to make and be successful. Other than a little extra patience and an awful lot of stirring, it was about the same. It is delicious! There is no actual cream in it, but I guess maybe the combination of the orange and the vanilla give it that taste. I can't wait to try it on a biscuit!
Since Chris has been here today and is willing to help me, we also made a double batch of vanilla syrup. It's super easy to make and looks pretty too.
For my final canning project of the day, I decided to make another batch of the carrot cake jam I tried out last week. I figured since I was on a roll I should probably keep it going. I've got this one on the stove right now, and it makes the house smell so festive!
This is not one I was so sure about since it has actual carrots in it. I do not eat carrots, and in particular not shredded ones. Although in the last few years I really have gotten better about trying new foods, when I see carrot raisin salad I have to try very hard not to gag. Yech.
At any rate, this really has a good flavor! It's even more lovely warmed up a bit.
Tonight I'll be making pumpkin bread and hopefully some kind of cream cheese icing to take to my in-law's house for Thanksgiving tomorrow! I'm looking forward to all the delicious food the rest of this week will bring!