Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Orange Jam & OLB Award

I thought I had already posted this--but since blogger went hay-wire, not really sure what happened. So, if you have seen this already, I'm sorry! Blame blogger. And my kids. Then comment again. LOL Just kidding.

Also, keep reading and scrolling down! I received an award from Joy of Desserts and want to pass along this award to several blogs that I read!

I had a bunch of oranges in my fridge, and wanted to try making it jam like the strawberries. So I made this EXACTLY like the other kind--using the same measurements.


6 good sized oranges
7 cups white sugar
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 package of pectin
4-6 mason jars

Boil a large pot of water with mason jars lids. After a few minutes, remove lids and pour water into mason jars to keep them warm.

Peel and remove skins and pith from oranges. (no white at all!) Cut up oranges into big chunks. Place in a large pot and start cooking them over med-high heat. Add the sugar after about 5 to 7 minutes (add the butter about 4 minutes into it). Cook until sugar is dissolved and mixture is boiling.

Dump the water out of mason jars (careful! very hot!) and using a ladle, fill jars up to the lip. Wipe the threads clean and seal with the lids.

Turn them upside down for 5 minutes (enough time to clean up). Turn back upright and let cool on the counter. You will hear a loud "pop" when its all sealed! Enjoy on  a toasted English muffin or toast!


Thank you so much Joy from Joy of Desserts! This is actually my very FIRST award! Needless to say, it brought a huge smile to my face and what an honor it is! *happy dance* I love Joy's blog as well! I can always count on a fun blog hop, no matter which day it is, and it's guaranteed to add 5 lbs to your butt every time [there is that many good sweets!]. Such a SWEET gal--make sure you stop by and tell her I sent you! ;)

Thank you so much, Joy!
 Rules for accepting the award:
1. Post linking back to the person that gave you the award
2. Share 7 random things about yourself
3. Award 15 recently discovered blogs
4. Drop them a note and tell them about it.

Now its time to share 7 random things about me:
  1. Today, this very day, my husband and I celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary!
  2. I LOVE the smell of fresh herbs, and would prefer a herb bouquet over a flower bouquet.
  3. I try to run anywhere between 2 and 4 miles a day..I gotta keep my butt from expanding, somehow.
  4. I've never lived on the west coast, but I have lived in 7 different states (12 different places) since married.
  5. I cannot function without coffee in the mornings, but I'm trying to broaden my horizons with fresh herb tea.
  6. I'm a huge cat fanatic. Don't bring a dog around me, and for heavens sake, if your dog poops--PICK IT UP...I don't care if you have to do it bare-handed.
  7. I absolutely love the Military life-style. I love change and accept it with arm wide open. Don't ask where you think we'll be next year, we will never know. =)
And I like these 17 wonderful bloggers [the list is quite a bit longer, but could only put 15. I'm a rule-follower]:

2. A Well Seasoned Life
3. Susie B. Homemaker
4. Bacon Time with the Hungry Hypo
5. Boobies, Babies, & a Blog [you'll see "Boobies" when she leaves a comment--cracks me up EVERY TIME]
6. Confessions of a Marine Wife
7. Le Chateau des Flours by Frenchy
8. GI Joes Wife
9. Grandma's Guide to Life
10. Cooking Mimi
11. There's a Newf in My Soup
12. The Country Cook
13. Kerrific Online
14. Semper Wifey
15. Mommy's online garage sale


The Country Cook said...

Orange Jam sounds so good! I'm gonna bookmark this for sure.
Loved getting to know a little bit more about you. Sometimes I miss the military lifestyle. So fun to live in different places!
Thank you so much for passing the award on to me! I feel so honored!!

Mindie Hilton said...

I will take two awards any day! Thanks for thinking of me. I got a message from Joy first and had not seen this one yet or I would have just included you both in my post! I will share you awards on facebook now, I am thrilled to get another one!

Anonymous said...

I'm honored!! :)

Thank you so much doll face!



Semper Wifey said...

1. I LOVE the jam recipe!
2. Happy anniversary!
3. Thank you for the award! Totally made my day...

Unknown said...

That jam looks yummy! And congrats on the award!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the award! I'll work on getting my post up today. I wish I could make my own jam. I'm afraid I'd mess it up!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Lovely orange jam. You're making me wish for some on an English muffin with some tea. :-)

Thank you for saying such sweets things about me and my blog. Congratulations on your anniversary. You'll get to go to all 50 states, and maybe even a few foreign countries, if you stay in the military long enough, like my in-laws.

Susie B. Homemaker said...

Great recipe! And thanks so much for the award. I just now seen the comment you left on my blog. :o Blame my move from Blogger to Wordpress... it's consuming me. lol

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