Hi everyone sorry I was missing last week. Last week was super crazy busy. It all started with the day before Easter, my sister in law and I spring cleaned the house and prepped food for the next day. Easter came and went and I don’t remember the last time I did dishes 16 million times in one day. I honestly could not have hosted Easter with my sister in laws help! She is a life savor that is for sure. The week after Easter was school vacation week so the kickboxing gym I go to had a altered schedule which threw off the rest of my week. Not to mention last Wednesday was Admin day, I ended up baking some cookies (recipe to come soon)…for my admin at work, as a thank you for all that she does (she honestly doesn’t get enough praise for the amount of BS she puts up with). Any ways by the end of the week Jodi and I were preparing for our friends bridal shower…mind you that takes up Friday, Saturday AND Sunday. Which leads to today. Im exhausted and ready for a vacation. I already told Dan that next weekend don’t plan on me being productive…or social…I have a date with some movies and my couch for at least one of those two days. Although my weekend did end on a high note, I got the majority of all my normal weekend chores done AND Dan brought me out for a nice big ice cream…after the weekend I’ve had…that was my dinner…

Our friend who is getting married is a huge wine-o. We thought it would be appropriate to make wine jelly for favors. Yes I know that sounds like an odd combination…but the reviews we’ve gotten so far are all positive. We used a sweet red and a sweet white wine. It was a huge hit with the guests and I even got to send some down to my friend in MD who is also a huge wine-o too.

Im sure you’ll see some more crafty posts we did for the bridal shower…including the cake…we ended up sticking with the wine theme and make a champagne cake with butter cream frosting…drool. In the mean time…Im going to go get another cup..or two…or 10 of coffee so I can function…sorta…happy Monday everyone!

Wine Jelly

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Ingredients

3 1/2 cups wine

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

1 (2 ounce) package dry pectin

4 1/2 cups white sugar

Steps

Combine wine, lemon juice, and pectin in a large saucepot. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Return to a rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam off top, if necessary.

Ladle hot jelly into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Tighten 2 piece lids. Process for 5 minutes in boiling water bath.

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