~I am sending a joyful weekend wish to you all.~
Well I had a taste for something sweet and homemade, so I made some easy blueberry and mango jelly and you would not believe how easy it is to make as it tastes so much more better then the jelly sold in stores, well to me it does any way. And while I was making the jelly I began thinking and wondering what’s the big hold up on the release of the movie “The Tomorrow Man” with John Lithgow as Ed Hemsler and Blythe Danner as Ronnie Meisner. The movie is due to come out on amazon videos and on DVD and so I just wished they would make all movies available to see from home instead of having to go to the movies theatre. I am just not a movie theater person. I do not feel theaters are safe anymore nor do I feel those places are sanitary enough for me. So I am impatiently waiting to see this amazing movie.
These two character personalities seems so intriguing and similar to my likes and hobbies. Why there’s three amazing topics in this movie…. romance, prepping and shopping all sandwiched up together.
On one hand you have him as he is a “doomsday prepper!” And then on the other hand you have her as she’s an incredible “shopaholic!” and then they enter into a romantic relationship. So this movie is right up my alley.
Just watching the trailer makes me want to see this movie more and more. I loved the scene in the trailer where Ed (John Lithgow) showed Ronnie (Blythe Danner) his hidden prepping room. I thought wow that was so cool. I like the idea that he created this hidden space in his home in a way that perhaps no one will ever know it’s there if he doesn’t tell them. It was so cool to watch as he opened the doorway to the room with the swipe of a magnet right outside on the side his home and then you get to see them as they walked inside. My first thought was the place was so organized and it inspires me to have a similar type of room for myself one day y’all. LOL!
“This is my security blanket, my safety net, my 401k”
Ed Hemsler (John Lithgow)
~The Tomorrow Man~
“The Tomorrow Man”
So this week we purchased a case of Underwood chicken spread and a couple of cans of their roast beef and corned beef spread along with a few boxes of various kinds of crackers. I tell you the cans look so tiny but you’d be surprised at how far each can goes, they go a long way in my opinion and they are kinda salty but so delicious.
I also ordered tons of jig saw puzzles for myself as they occupy my mind for a good while and I like that I will have plenty of them to be putting together over and over again in the future and perhaps for doomsday…. while awaiting for Christ’s return. (Smile) Also speaking of jig saw puzzles I just purchased the movie “Puzzle” with Irrfan Khan. I didn’t get a chance to watch it yet but heard it is a very good movie so if I like it I will post about after I see it.
Anyway….. lets get back to the recipe.
So I really do love this jelly especially on top of a bowl of sour cream. I love the combination of the sour and the sweet and the fact that sour cream is very low in carbohydrates. Also it tastes so good on biscuits, toast, croissants or in plain yogurt. I tell you that my husband is addicted to these jellies now and likes to have them on bread or toast first thing in the mornings with some juice and hot tea. So if you make it I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Blueberry And Mango Jelly Recipe
Ingredients for Blueberry Jelly:
2-3 cups of frozen Blueberries
1/3 to 1/2 cup of agave
1/2 large fresh squeezed lemon
Ingredients for Mango Jelly:
2-3 cups of frozen Mango Chunks (peeled)
1/3 to 1/2 cup of agave
1/2 large fresh squeezed lemon
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
½ teaspoon of pumpkin spice
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
8 to 10 – 4 oz. Jelly Jars with lids and bands
Two 3 or 4 quart pans with lids
2 Large stirring spoons
1. Put the blueberries in pan number one and the mango’s in pan number two.
2. Stir in 1/3 or ½ cup of agave to the blueberries and the other 1/3 or ½ a cup of agave to the mangoes (you can add more agave if you really want it super sweet but I think a half cup is more than enough because it seems agave is much more sweeter then white sugar and better for you to eat)
3. Next stir in 1/2 lemon juice to the blueberries and the other ½ of lemon juice to the mangoes.
5. Stir in the vanilla extract, cinnamon and pumpkin spice to the mangoes pot.
6. Stir each pot and cook on high till ingredients comes to a boil.
7. Then turn both pots flame down to a very low flame to simmer for around 12 to 20 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Once done you will see the mangoes and blueberries have broken down quite a bit and has a thicker consistency or syrupyness to them.
8. Next you’ll spoon in the mixtures from each pot into their separate jars. You should have 4 jars of blueberry jelly and 4 jars of mango jelly.
9. Next cover the jars with the lids then refrigerate up to 12 hours or overnight. Then there you have it. Jars of blueberries jelly and jars of mango jelly. They are ready to serve the next morning on some warm toasted crusty bread, croissants or biscuits or in a bowl of plain yogurt or as I like it in a bowl of creamy sour cream. (Smile)
*Important Note: So do make sure to be careful when jarring up the mixtures because those jars become very hot once you put the mixture in them. That’s why I prefer to place my jars on a flat tray or plate as I spoon the mixtures in the jars. Then all I have to do is transfer the plate or tray right into the fridge once I lid them up. So you want to make sure you have made enough room in the fridge to store them in there on the trays or plates overnight. I hope you enjoy them as we do.
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