I’m back! I’m Mrs. Newlastname!
And, Mister is officially my mister!
It was an amazing day. And I’ve got stories to tell and pictures to show, but here is a start (and a sweet idea for my fellow food nerds):
For favors, I got industrious and made many many many tiny jars of jam. Were you wondering why I’ve been making so many jams and jellies lately? Yeah, this is why.
But they turned out super adorable and were a nice touch, something from our hearts to our gathered nearest and dearest.
And now the cat is out of the bag! Mister’s real name is Dan, and he said it was ok for me to share when I started being sad that I couldn’t show you the super cute labels we used because they had our names on them. Before we get commentary on it, yes, we did notice that we have super matchy names. Tee hee!
People really did seem to enjoy the concept of jam favors. Because there were different kinds amongst the seats at each table, I heard there were a few guests who picked their seats strategically to get the jam they wanted. What kinds did we make?
Cherry Blueberry Jelly
Black Cherry Jelly
While I really loved this idea in concept and am really happy with how well it turned out, it was a lot of work. Between making batches and batches of jams and jellies, and sometimes having to reprocess them due to lack of jelling (reprocessing tiny jars is so very frustrating), and then labeling the whole lot it took up a fair amount of time. Being really into crafty projects and preserve making, it was time I enjoyed spending, but when time got tight and deadlines got near it did get a little stressful. Being so into home made makes for a messy kitchen, and a messy dining room table too.
Still, I think it was totally worth it.
Talk to you all again soon.
Mrs. Dana Newlastname