Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Housekeeping


I've been paging through these housekeeping books looking for schedules or forms to add to my planner. There's a chapter on canning in So You're Going to Get Married that reminds the reader to ignore snide comments like, "I thought Mr. Dole canned pineapple!" Whenever we are discussing making anything from scratch (mustard, bread starter, yogurt) I hear that voice.

6 comments:

Gale said...

You must also hear that voice while sewing or knitting. And so on.

tina said...

Oh and I hear YOU! I made a small (very small by canner standards) pot of mixed berry jam last week. I was tickled with it and it was delightful. The comment I got from a very evolved human was "tastes as good as Smuckers!" My comment back was "no more handknitted goodness for YOU!"

R.G.Sell said...

I am trying to be "reasonable" in the amount of canning projects I am undertaking this season...I would prefer for most of my food to be processed by me, so I too find "that voice" annoying. Produce canned at the peak of freshness tastes better than anything out of a factory!

Knitting Out Loud said...

We all know home-made is always better. Am about to tackle making yogurt.

Cristina said...

I wish I had read this post before we left behind on my mom's bookshelf "The Beatiful Person's Guide to Beauty" by Luciana Pignatelli. I would have sent it to you for your collection. What a HOOT! I think it must have inspired "Miss Piggy's Guide to Life"--with which classic I will never part.

word verification: conest (superlative of cone?)

Gotta Knit! said...

Ah I just learned how to can last weekend and totally smitten by the canning bug.