How do I fill my down time?

What happens when you are forced to work from home because of Evil Chronic Fatigue and you decide to fill your down time learning to cook? Well first you realize that you only know how to make scramble eggs and French toast and Martha Stewart you are not! 😉 So you start to watch some cooking shows. You pull out some cooking books that have been shoved into drawers and you slowly learn how to make the basic stuff like spaghetti sauce, casseroles, and stir fry. But then you get bored and you find yourself searching and trying to find weird stuff to make to keep yourself entertained. You learn to make Green Portuguese soup, Cuban stew and Gypsy soup. As you go you need to find a new challenge so you dive into making, from scratch cookies, cupcakes, cakes and zucchini bread. Then you move onto making your own pie crust and pies. You soon learn how to make cream puffs and fancy apple tarts. Then one day you complain to your husband that you figured out the whole baking thing, now what? One day he comes home with a book on how to make Jams and Jelly.

If you would have told me four years ago that I would be making homemade jam I would have laughed my ass off. When I first got married a zillion years ago I told my husband – I’m not a domestic diva. I hope you like soup from a can and sandwiches for dinner. 😉 But here I am today making jam.

Behold – a batch of Cat’s Meow Jalapeno Raspberry jam I made last night.


Yes I actually gave my jams the name Cat’s Meow and I make my own labels. I am that dorky. Did I mention that hardly anyone makes their own jam these days? Yep in the town I live in the only people making jam is yours truly and some ninety year old woman.

Oh and of course last year I got bored again and I branched out into making relish and sweet pickles. Cat’s Meow—Jam, jelly, relish and pickles. There’s a cupboard full of the stuff. 😉

About catrinaburgess

YA Horror Paranormal Author Books: Awakening & Possession Howdy, Dudettes & Dudes. I'm Catrina Burgess AKA Chaoscat I live in a small mining town in Arizona. The place at night is definitely spooky. I swear I've heard the wind giggle and sometimes there's a very odd breeze that blows at night. There's something unnatural about it--it's truly spooky and sends shivers down your spine. I love all things that go bump in the night. I adore old movies.I’m a huge Joss Wheldon fan. When I grow up I want to be a super hero. I want a cool red and black costume and I want some rocken powers. I've been known to eat pizza and cold Chinese food for breakfast and I’m the queen of the board game Stratego. I’ve never been beaten. NEVER! ;-) I have evil Chronic Fatigue. Which makes life challenging sometimes. Book 2 avaiable 10/14, Book 3 available 10/21 & Book 4 coming Feb 2016 The series had over 3 Million Reads on Wattpad/ Book 1 voted Wattpad Best Suspense 2014 Website - Follow me on Twitter @catrinaburgess1 Personal Facebook - Author Facebook - Check out the Dark Ritual reviews on GoodReads -
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