Today, I made a batch of peach topping. Yes, that's just what it is! I might have started out trying to make jam, similar to my "No Waste Peach Jam", but, the mixture would not set (I added less sugar than I normally add for making jam; maybe I should have added some powdered pectin to offset the reduced sugar) and I was not willing to unseal the jars and boil it all, again. So, I am calling it peach topping for pouring over ice cream, waffles, pancakes, etc., or stirring into plain yogurt! I made nine half-pint jars and the last little bit that was leftover was poured into another jar and kept in the fridge. Several of the jars will be given to family and friends.
It was a sunny and slightly warmer (a high of 79F) day, today. I spent a quiet, relaxed morning, made the peach topping in the afternoon, chatted on the phone with neighbor T, with aunt C, and friend R, watched the news, watered the back garden in the evening, and video chatted with my daughter.
Daughter went to her favorite Japanese store, today, and bought several cherry blossom themed items for her apartment:
|Daughter's Cherry Blossom-Themed Purchases|
She bought a wash cloth, two kitchen towels, two garlands, an embroidered handkerchief, a little bowl with gold colored cherry blossoms, a fabric "tapestry"/wall hanging of a cherry tree in bloom, and a table cover.
Today, I am grateful for:
- 9 jars of peach topping
- Water for the garden
- Sunny days
- Keeping in touch with family and friends
- Seedlings popping up in the garden
Today's joyful activity was making peach topping!
Tomorrow (Monday) is Memorial Day, here, in the US. I have been invited to lunch at cousin V's; another cousin is visiting from Australia and is staying with V for a few days. V texted me earlier, asking if I would be comfortable going out to eat or should she bring the food home to eat in; I texted back saying it would be great if she could bring the food home because I was not comfortable going out. Just going to my cousin's to have lunch with the family is already pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone!
How was your Sunday? What are your plans for Monday?