I was very proud of how I used my time after work yesterday. I LOVE summer and that it stays light outside so much longer! I took Mieko for a 3 mile walk and it was beautiful!! We went down towards this new addition where there are only 2 homes built so far. Way around the bend, tucked in behind the cemetary, (yes, cemetary, how charming?) was the newest home. The owners haven't moved in yet as it's not quite done. I walked most of the way until I saw a white van parked on the street. White van, no windows. I had several CSI episodes flash through my head and turned around. That would be the perfect place to abduct someone because the residents of the cemetary aren't going to come forward as witnesses!
I kind of chuckled as I left because this is Mayville, ND. A town of 2000 people and almost everybody knows your name and I believe also, what size shoe you wear! However......we DID have a meth lab bust this past Monday right outside of town. THAT doesn't happen often, THANK GOD! All these bad people can go back to where they came from because we just do not grow 'em here like that :)
When I got home, I picked rhubarb and decided to make some Rhubarb Strawberry Jam! I ended up making 2 batches because one recipe only made a little over 2 pints! Here's the recipe if you'd like :)
6 cups diced fresh rhubarb
2.5 c. sugar
1 pkg. strawberry jello (3 oz)
Cook the rhubarb and sugar on low, stirring pretty regularly. After it comes to a low boil, let it continue to boil for approximately 12 min. ( I took my hand mixer at this point and mushed it up a bit) Remove from heat and stir in jello mix. Stir well and place in sterilized pint jars. Store in refrigerator. I read where this recipe freezes well too, so instead of sterlized jar, just put in freezer containers.
Then I made 2 loaves of zucchini bread. The people who own our hardware store let me borrow their little garden tiller over the weekend so I could get my garden tilled up. That was so nice! I love to bake but if it's around, I EAT IT! This is a nice way for me to get to bake AND say thank you all at the same time.
Have a wonderful day!