Thursday, April 2, 2009

Spring Break = Spring Fever

It is Spring Break!.....for my babysitter. She is out of town this week which means I don't have anyone to watch the kids so I can go to work. Yep. Home, ALL WEEK. I'm just teasing. I do like to be home, prefer it to any other place, honestly. But I am in my full blown nesting phase and I am doing all that I can to stay busy. That's the funny thing about hormones, you can be dead on your feet, and somehow be able to muster energy to cook and clean. Not only that but actually REALLY WANT TO! (Which is ironic because I have to sit down every hour or so, or I feel faintish.) But I suppose it's those same crazy hormones that enable you to take care of your newborn, other children, and the house on only 2 hours of sleep.

One of my newfound favorite things to do is can food. Unfortunately,it is just the beginning of Spring (you can have snow in the Spring, right?) and there is no fresh farm picked produce just yet. Since, I live in Puyallup, we have access to some FANTASTIC u-pick farms, and organic farms but nothing good really comes until June-July.

But just the other day I had an "aha!" moment. Dave and I were watching some cooking show (those that can't do, watch) and seen a recipe that looked really good but it called for orange marmalade. Turns out Dave LOVES organge marmalade! I have known the man for 6 1/2 yrs. and I NEVER knew that he LOVES orange marmalade. Oranges are on sale right now at almost every store, so I decided I had to make orange marmalade.

(Insert picture here; stupid camera) My result is 7 beautiful golden jars filled with sticky, sweet oranges. I plan on making some more this week also. I have to go to work on Sun. morning but I have 2 1/2 more days to nest, er..... I mean can. ;)