One drawback of having one's husband go grocery shopping one week and oneself going the next, is the risk of making duplicate purchases. Especially when certain oft-used items are on sale.
This happened to our household over the past two weeks, in the form of a vast overpurchase of grapefruit. We will usually buy 2 or 3 grapefruit a week (of which Gord eats 99.9%) but two weeks ago Gord bought a six-pack of grapefruit which were on sale for a really good price. I didn't realize this until the next week when I bought another six-pack, still on sale, thinking it was nice to get grapefruit on sale for a change! Only when I unloaded the groceries and told Gord about the great deal I got did I find out that we already had lots! So I thought: now is a good time to learn to make marmalade.
Gord's mom makes really good marmalade, so I dug out her recipe and decided to give it a try. It's a really easy looking recipe, with just chopped citrus fruit, water and sugar and a lot of boiling thereof. This melange is on the boil right now. I hope it turns out because otherwise I will have 13 jars of grapefruit soup!
Edited on February 5th to add: The marmalade turned out pretty good! It is a little bit runnier than it should be, maybe because I added less sugar than the recipe called for, but it tastes very good!
Photos From Along The Way
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