...only because I have so many pictures of my kids helping me make this catastrophe.
We were making Cherry jam.
Having only ever made Rhubarb jam, I was quite inexperienced with the whole cherry thing, but ready to give it a try.
You have to start by pitting your cherries. Did you know they make a cherry pitter?! I didn't, but now I own one!
I have the oxo brand cherry pitter from amazon.com since that's what was most recommended.
Here is Jackson working hard to make this mess work. With his sister hovering over him of couse telling him just how to do it. Girls. We're all the same.
I had a batch of frozen cherries, and fresh off the tree ones. I recommend not freezing them first! The pit comes out much cleaner on fresh ones. We froze them because I was waiting for my cherry pitter to arrive.
One other downside to freezing first is the mess they make when they thaw.