Saturday, February 20, 2010

'Orange" you glad we have blogs...

When I was a little kid, Daddy would make home made bread..
..no, that's not Daddy..

Yep, Daddy made the bread...and the jam..sometimes.
this is not Daddy either..

Well sometimes he made the jam but he was the only one that made the bread..
..OK, Daddy and the Wonder Bread people..

No, the jam. Sometimes he would make strawberry jam...

Sometimes apple butter..which is weird to me..I mean..is it apples? Is it butter?? I dunno..

Anyway..

He always had a favorite jam..which I guess is not a jam at all, by definition....



"marmalade is a sweet jelly in which pieces of fruit and rind are suspended. The key is the rind, which gives lends a bitterness to delightfully balance the sweetness of the jelly."



Where as jam, which is a condition I find myself in when I have to make the ethical choice buying this week's gas for my car or that aDOrAbLE purse ..what to do..what to do..??
Ummmm, how much is the bus??

Bygones..

OK, so Daddy's very jam-like substance was.....orange marmalade...

Really. And it just happens that's the the comment that Mr. B pulled out of the high-tech colander for tonight's blog post..(thanks ZuZu - your word won the "Stump the Nut" drawing :-)
{tune in tomorrow to see the prize package..um..envelope that you've won, ZuZu}

I never liked Orange Marmalade when I was a kid, but it's one of my very favorites now.

That and Cloudberry Preserves..isn't that just the very best name ever?

Thanks Ikea..but, while I'm thanking you, can I ask whey you changed the label on the Cloudberry Preserves? I mean, you may have a great graphics department, but I really really really loved that the jar was as lovely as the name..not so much anymore..

Now... that's like having a darling beautiful little baby girl....

..
and you put Broomhilda's photo in your wallet...


(not that Broomhilds's a bad person...........I'm just saying....)

..it's just that they don't 'go' together..

And yes, I miss Daddy..and homemade bread and jam...but I smile every time I have Orange Marmalade on my 1-point Sandwich Thins ..
What flavor of jam brings back sweet memories for you?

-me

ps - thanks everyone for playing along - this was fun for me..hope it was for you as well.

13 comments:

腰痠 said...

Learning makes a good man better and ill man worse...................................................

All My Yesterdays said...

Oh Colleen, you can make something so FUN out of...well...anything! I love that your dad made the bread. Mine tried to teach me how once...that being the key word.
And my favorite jam? Would you believe beet jelly! Ok, that's not jam but you know...
Thanks for such a *sweet* post and thanks ZUZU for coming up with the winner. Congrats to ya!

See ya Yesterday...

Pearl said...

Of course we love this how fun it is. Dang women you always make my day! LOL you could use that one too. "go ahead make my day" Love ya Clint and Colleen and of course Mr. B

Lucy said...

And I'm sitting down here with all these fake oranges around that they make orange marmalade with. I think I'd like to try it and then I remember......I really like raspberry jam WITH seeds better. Mmmmmm....

diane said...

Memories of your dad are wonderful. I love ginger and orange marmalade.Congrats to ZUZU

Gaston Studio said...

I love orange marmalade, the real kind and it sounds as if this is what your dad made. Yum!

Lori R. said...

Colleen... you did well on your challenge (that you can write about anything). I love it when men are in the kitchen, probably because I don't have one of those, nooo... I have a kitchen and I have a man, I just don't have one that likes to cook!

Vee said...

You are brilliant! Congrats to ZuZu! What? They changed the packaging on that darling bottle of jam? What in the world were they thinking?

Zuzu said...

Ha-haaa! I didn't REALLY think orange marmalade could stump you, Colleen! I just was feeling a bit hungry and toast w/ orange marmalade sounded yummy! :)
LOVE homemade bread w/ homemade jelly, jam, preserves...and even apple butter! I'm glad my contest entry words brought back sweet memories of your Dad and special times together. As always - great post!!!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Sherry Goodloe said...

Ooooooh memories memories memories! Homemade Strawberry preserves on homemade biscuits with a cup of hot tea, sitting in the sunroom with my grandmother looking out at the red robin in the tree next to the house . . . oh yes, memories *sigh*

Just Breathe said...

I love those sandwich thins :)
We were not much on jam when I was growing up except for a PB&J. I do like a good blackberry jam. As always a very nice post.

Sue said...

Another fun post! Orange marmalade - this was both my parents' favorite (they didn't however make it). I did not like it then - for me it was grape jelly. Now, I love marmalade and haven't had grape jelly in years.

I had homemade gooseberry jam several years ago and it was delicious!

Sue;)

Jillian said...

Red current jelly. My nanny used to make it since it was considered a British thing. Most of the kids my age didn't even know what a current was, let alone having had tasted one. It's good though. I still remember what it was like even though I haven't been to her house in years.