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
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)

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



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...

Just wanted to stop by and wish you a
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.

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