Christmas Gifts in the Making

I am sorry I didn’t post this on Monday, but here I am with it. Christmas at our house starts early. I make something for each person in the family at least 1 gift. Then add to things as I go. On Monday I started making Cinnamon Apple Rings, These are canned in a syrup and we eat them with meals like pickles.

I had never heard of them till I Married Hubby and his Grandmother would have them for dinners on special occasions. I finally talked her out of her recipe. She has been gone for about 20 yrs, she passed away at the age of 103. She had her own garden and canned until she had a stroke at 99. She would make them with Cucumbers, Zucchini , and Apples. They all have the texture and similar tastes.

Here is the Recipe as she wrote it, if you are interested.

Cucumber Rings( Zucchini , or Apple)

Peel and slice enough apples to make 2 gallons. Clean out the center. Mix 2 cups lime with 8 1/2 quarts of water. Pour over apples and soak 24 hours. Drain and rinse them good then simmer in a mixture of 1 cup vinegar 1 small bottle of red food coloring 1 tsp alum and enough water to cover for 2 hours. Drain and place in large container. Make a syrup of 2 cups vinegar and 10 cups sugar, 8 broken cinnamon sticks, and a 6 oz bag of red hot candy and bring to a boil . Pour over apples and let stand over night. Next day put apples in jars. Reheat syrup and pour over apples. put lids on jars, and seal. Put in a large pot of water till the water reaches 3/4 of the way to the top of the jars. Boil for 10 min and set aside till lids seal making a popping sound. Let sit for about a week to allow apples to absorb the flavors.

I used 10 lbs of apples and got 8 quarts of apple rings. I will be working on more this week. Takes several days, but not all at once. It took me a total of about 4 hours total over 3 days.

AS far as the sewing going, I am working on quilting this table topper for Christmas. I started out cutting the strips and triangles for a table runner and it wasn’t what I thought it would be and so started playing and came up with this.

Enjoy what you are doing and do it often. Til tomorrow.

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We are a multi generation team. We create different things and a lot of times we have fun creating with 3 generations of people. That is how we came up with our name because as you will see we are "One Creative Family". Please feel free to join us :)

4 thoughts on “Christmas Gifts in the Making

  1. Oh wow! I can barely get off the couch sometimes and there she was canning at the age of 99!! I’ve never heard of cinnamon apple rings, but I think I need to try them. They sound so good!


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