My hubby plants these every year. He is the only one to eat them though. It seems like they are the best "growers" in our garden too. The green and yellow peppers stop producing but these keep producing.
We make applesauce every year. I go to the local apple orchard and get four or five different varities of apples. I love it chunky too. All of ours has cinnamon in it. My gram used to make it the same way!
Right now it is -8 degrees outside. They said the wind chill was -32 degrees! All of the schools around me were closed last night (for today). Funny thing is our temps are supposed to be in the high 30's by the weekend.
I learned the hard way. I put some pickles in the basement last year. Our basement gets the hottest in the winter. We heat with a wood stove. Some of the jars of pickles got so hot that it ruined the pickles! The intense heat cooked them all over again.
Where do you store your jars of canned food?
I popped into Walmart yesterday for a couple of things and I was surprised to see that they still had some Christmas items out. They were all 75% off. I was tempted but I walked away. I just don't need it.
I went out and came back with nothing. I don't really need anything for next year (Christmas cards or wrapping paper). I think I might try to go find a new coat though. I see a lot of stores have great sales on clothing.
That sounds like a wonderful way to "ring" in the new year. We just go to a friend's house to celebrate with a bunch of our other friends. I would love to go on top of a mountain and watch the fireworks.