We hosted a 5k race this past weekend, with all proceeds going to send the local Boy Scout troop to Philmont next summer. Verne bought loads of bananas and oranges for the finish line. It was a really cold day, and we only had 42 finishers. Guess what that means? Lots of leftover fruit!
I got it into my head that I was going to try my hand at making Orange Marmalade, since I had the oranges anyway. I searched cookbooks and the internet for a recipe, and found that most people have trouble with the marmalade setting. I combined a few recipes, and spent 5 hours in the kitchen last night. I made a triple recipe, and had no idea that it would take me that long to cut up all of those peels!
It's so exciting to hear your lids popping on your jars after all that work! And this morning, I was even more excited when I found my marmalade to be set up, just right!
This was definitely sunshine in a jar on a cold November day! I got 26 half pint jars of marmalade, and a lot of oohs and ahhs over breakfast. Now I need to use up those bananas!