And then we made homemade english muffins. I'm a huge english muffin fan. A couple years ago on a trip to Kennebunkport we had the most amazing breakfast sandwiches at a little cafe, made with giant homemade english muffins. I've wanted to make them ever since. After we made jam I had to attempt to make english muffins. I used this recipe. They were delicious, and the jam, OMG, so good. My daughter and I tried two different jam recipes, one with pectin (helps the fruit gel) and one without pectin. The one pictured here is without pectin and is by far my favorite. It's almost like a strawberry reduction sauce. The canning process itself was a little stressful and I could not have Little Miss S help with that part. She actually got in trouble a couple times and had to go to her room during the canning process. I had every burner on my stove going at one point and pots boiling over. She did enjoy mashing up the strawberries though, and adding the sugar (a ton of it). That's the beauty of homemade, you control all the ingredients and that is all that was in the jam, strawberries and sugar. Next I'd like to try raspberry.
I hope you all had a nice weekend. This is the big week, the birthday party week. I'm going to try not to stress out, but the weekend weather forecast has me a bit on edge and I have a ton of prepping to do! It's also been a while since I've hosted a group. I'm going to make lists, something I never do, and take deep breaths.
Hope you have a great week!