Freezer Jam, fruit kabobs and ice cream cake

Thursday was INSANE!
It was entirely my own fault, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t exhausted after it was all said and done.

It started out Wednesday…. I was supposed to bring snacks to soccer, so I thought I’d take advantage of the overlapping seasons and buy ALL the fruit that was available at Heeman’s.  Two flats of strawberries, 1/2 a flat of blueberries, 1 flat of raspberries and a quart of cherries.

The thinking was that I would take a bunch to soccer and then have some set out for Madison’s rain-chequed grad party on Thursday.

Soccer was cancelled.
But I still had all those berries!
No room in the fridge (as you know).

When I woke up this morning there was already the hint of mold on some…

So I powered out 10 jars of raspberry jam and another 10 jars of strawberry.

Now I have a “special” method for making jam.
I use every dish in the house, every pot, every pan and then I make mess.
EVERYWHERE.
The backsplash, electric mixer, stove top, every counter and even the outside of the jars.

EV-REE-WHERE!

So I had to scramble and clean everything up before the ants attacked.
That included washing the walls and the kitchen floor.
Yes, I’m THAT great a chef! lol

Dilemma:
Still lots of berries…

Okay – kebabs!

This involved chocolate splattering on everything I had just finished cleaning.
So…more cleaning.

Next up – Maddie’s ice cream cake:


Next, power tidy before the party starts.

Set out food, drinks, utensils.
Decorate (a little).

Labels courtesy of: blog.partyboxdesign.com/

… Then ten 7-year-olds came over and went wild.

A few more gray hairs, dishpan hands, happy children… 

and an excuse to go to bed early!

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Have a great one!


2015-05-04T18:17:44-04:00July 12th, 2013|HOLIDAYS, KIDS, PARTY IDEAS, RECIPES|1 Comment

One Comment

  1. Made From Pinterest July 23, 2013 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Thanks for linking this up with us! Feel free to link up older posts, we love your work!

    Tracy

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