My focus has been on my 4 year old son, Evan. He is autistic. He has started intensive ABA therapy in our home--which means that 5-6 days a week we have a handful of therapists in and out of our home. It is a strange feeling, but I am so happy that Evan can receive this therapy. Between his therapy, social skills class, school, my daughters, husband and house--things seem a little overwhelming some days. I am grateful for all that I have, but somedays it is a little chaotic.
I did do a lot of canning this fall. My sister has 2 beautiful pear trees that despite the drought were loaded w/ some of the biggest pears I had ever seen. I brought home buckets of pears and canned just over 50 quarts. Every couple of days, I would have enough pears ripe to can about 13-15 quarts plus have a few to eat.
I also tried out new recipe after my sister gave me a bucket of jalapeno and green/red sweet peppers. I made jalapeno jelly. I had never heard of it until I asked my Facebook friends what to do w/ all these peppers. My uncle suggested jalapeno jelly. After my first bite, I knew I was hooked. It is really good on Club crackers spread w/ cream cheese. Yummm!
I did a workshop and I thought I would dress up one of the little jelly jars and give it as a door prize. The lady who won had never had jalapeno jelly either and was a little nervous about trying it. I was so happy when I met up with her again and she wanted to buy a jar from me. :) That must mean it is good! LOL
I use the Friendship Preserves stamp set from the holiday mini catalog (pg. 30) along w/ the Window Frames Collection framelits on the same page to create the tag.
Here's a better picture of the jalapeno jelly. I think it's pretty especially for the holidays.