One of the biggest staples in the Lower household is our peanut butter and jelly stock. The kids love pb&j.
Recently, a friend brought me a gift. She taught me to make jelly. It was like stirring up a pot of sugary goodness in my own kitchen. I can't tell you how wonder the sound of canning jar lids "popping" sounds for the first time.
As we got these all canned and I was placing them in my cupboard, I remembered the delious blackberry jam I had gotten years ago in a family exchange during Christmas. A jar of jelly with or without a small loaf of fresh baked bread can make a great gift around the holidays, too.
All you need is some canning jars, pectin, fruit, sugar, and time.
Oh, and jelly is also good on those Christmas morning pancakes!