Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wreaths and Jelly


My version of the Starbuck's Wreath

Large box of Ornaments, Yarn, metal wreath, wire, Hot glue gun!


Jalapeno Christmas Jelly
Ingredients:
1-cup chopped red bell pepper      
1/2 cup chopped jalapeno
5 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
1 (6 fluid ounce) Liquid Pectin (boxes may have 2- 3 ounce packets)

Directions:
1. Remove stems, veins, seeds of the bell and jalapeno peppers. finely chop.(for hotter jelly leave in  jalapeno seeds)
2. In a 5 quart pot over high heat, combine bell and jalapeno peppers, sugar, and vinegar. Bring to a rolling boil; boil 3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool 5 minutes.
3. Add pectin while stirring constantly, let cool for 2 minutes, stirring again for 1 minute. 
4. Pour into hot, sterilized jars and top with lids. Secure lids and allow jars to cool slowly, creating a vacuum seal. Once cooled refrigerate. makes 6-8 jars

   Why do I wait until the last minute?  I made this wreath a few days ago as a gift. It is a take off from Starbucks Wreaths,  I bought enough supplies to make a few more (not gonna happen)
Oh and the Jalapeno Christmas Jelly! My daughter and I stayed up until 3am finishing.... It's fabulous over cream cheese and crackers. Yum yum

xoxo,
Cathleen


5 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Cathleen. The wreath is so beautiful! I've never eaten that kind of jelly but it sure is pretty. Merry Christmas, Dear One,
Shelia ;)

Raggedy Girl said...

Cathleen:
Just wanted to stop by and wish you a
MERRY CHRISTMAS
Roberta Anne

Got to try the jelly, next month!!!

niartist said...

I like your version MUCH better than theres! It's beautiful Cathleen, you're so creative!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Your wreath is beautiful! Love all the different textures!

I thought you might be interested in this recipe using pepper jelly. I make pepper jelly nearly every Christmas & this is a tasty way to make use of some of it. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Pepper-Jelly-Glazed-Chicken/Reviews.aspx

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