Thursday, August 25, 2011

Grape Jelly and..... PAWly SIgh SNACKS...

I have a bit of an update on our dear furend LORENZA!!! I have been worried about her... and have sent TWO emails over the last few weeks... She replied last the other night... SHE and her GRANDMA are doing grrreat. Her grandpa is getting along kinda Ok.. and her MOM was in the hospital fur 4 days beclaws she had brrrrONkiTuss... really bad. Her mom DID finally get the steps pawject finished... butt it must have been very much difficult. Lorenza and Grandma are takin care of EVERYBUDDY and they have L's mom feeling FINE now.
Lorenza says she misses everybuddy and that she is gonna be back to blogging SOON. WHEW.... THAT is grrrreat news... HURRY Lorenza... WE MISS YOU!

OKAY.... so the grapes are gettin RIPE on my hill and I had my mom and dad get SOME of them picked... fur turning into JELLY... Now you all KNOW that WE are not supposed to have Grapes so I just do all this work.. only fur my DAD.
HERE is HOW you do this work. FURST you pick the grapes.. no pics of that beclaws it might have gotten PURPLE stuffs on the flasher beast... (as if WE would care about THAT).

THEN they gotta have 3 baffs and a SOAK. Bet you are glad YOU aren't a grape, aren't you. I know I am!!

NEXT they gotta be PULLED OFF... of their BONES !!

You read that RIGHT... pulled RIGHT OFF THEIR BONES. THIS is a picture of the bone pile... BEFORE it all got taken to the GARDEN to be Buried... fur furtilizing the soil fur NEXT YEAR... Disgusting aren't they?
NOTHING like the BONES we LOVE to gnaw!!

After that... they go into a POT and get SMASHED up and cookered fur a bit... THEN the hot ... starting to smell goooood grapes go into this thingy and my mom Rolls that Baseball bat looking thingy around and around and around and around and JUICE goes out the holes and the ucky insides and seeds and skins stay in the THINGY. When all that is done... the entire UCK Mess goes out with the Grape Bones... beclaws they help make the soil rich too... butt I don't know how that works... I just know that my mom takes LOTS of stuffs out there, including the Bones from makin COFFEE. Peeps... Don't know about em.

THIS is a CLOSE UP of the SMASHED and cookered a little bit grapes BEFORE they go into the THINGY... Mom uses that Smasher tool to do this step.

OK,,, now the next steps are VERY HOT and STICKY and kinda SCARY... so I am gonna SKIP showing you a pic of it... Butt mom puts the Bashed out Juice on the stove and it gets SUPER HOT and she puts some stuffs in there to make the JUICE go POOF and become Jelly.. she also puts in a BUNCH of sugar.. and then she puts the HOT stuffs in HOT jars (She does somethingy like TUTORING AND WhoWhoectomy stuffs to them furst though.... SEE, I told you that was not a STEP you would want to SEE) THEN she puts the lids on and the jars go in this BOILING HOT thingy on the stove... and in like 87 seconds or so... she TAKES them out... with ANOTHER special thingy that keeps her from getting boiled.

Would you just LOOK at all that HOT STEAM and stuffs...

These are the pictures of the FURST batch that was made. You gotta do like 8 or so jars full at a time. It took like FUREVER to get it ALL made. BUTT my dad is a Happy Guy now. ESP. since he KNOWS that NEXT we will be Picking MORE Grapes... to make into JUICE... fur drinkin ALL WINTER LONG...

Butt that is for TOMORROW...

Do you SEE MY CLOCK????

Well now Grape Jelly... THAT'S HOW IT'S DONE, SON.

PeeS.....have you been to the CROSSED PAWS AUCTION SITE... LATELY??? There have been about 87 NEW thingys put up fur you to bid on!! You know it ENDS on the 28th..

Now... fur those of you who have PRE-REGISTERED fur my PAWlitical Science (Pawly Sigh) class. I have grrrreat news fur you... We are gonna have SNACKS at Break Time!!

THINK... CHICKEN STEW !!!! I went with that beclaws I know Kitties like chicken too... and I am HOPING that some Cats will sign up!!!!

One more thingy... as of the writing of this post... SALLY ANN and ANDY have NOT emailed me...... about the class they said they wanted to teach. I left TWO comments on their blog and the OTHER NOTE on here. So I guess they have changed their minds and don't want to teach somethingy after all. I really did TRY to get them though. SORRY FurFolks. Maybe NEXT YEAR.

BUTT....... you know that old saw... when one door closes... another OPENS>>>?

GUESS WHAT?????? We have a NEW ACTIVITY fur the Back to School BASH.

Mollie Jo is putting on a PAWm FASHION SHOW !!

HERE IS HER EMAIL ADDY dogeared(at)bellsouth(dot)NET send your PAWm wear pictures to her.. right away..

here is the blog addy too you can go there to let her know you are gonna SEND PICTURES!!


♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

Your right!! We're glad we aren't grapes. If them grapes was doggies Mommy woud call COP Sarge to stop your Mom for abusing them. Sure do good tasty though. She says there's nothing like a good garpe jelly and peanut butter sandwich!!
We wouldn'd know about the grape part but we love peanut butter.

Love the clock!!

{{{huggies}}}....Mona & Weenie

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Glad to hear Lorenza is well. Oh Those grapes looks good ... but you know that they are not good for doggies so be careful. We are all done with our Wally posts ,,, ready to go. Mmmmm mom got some idea regarding how to manage all the LD back to school blogville activities ... been busy might not enough time to do it but will let you know and send you an email later.

Mack said...

That is some awesome looking jelly!!
It looks like a lot of hard work though!
Thanks so much for the pupdate on Lorenza. We were really worried too.
And please sign me up for your pawly sigh class. I know you will make an awesome teacher!
Your pal,

Rubie said...

You are soooo funny Frankie, I love how you describe all the steps of cookin' in the kitchin'!!

My mum thinks your mum is very clever!

Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

Finn said...

So glad you have an update on Lorenza. I have been thinking about her family too!

tula said...

ok my peanut butter's ready fur your jelly:)


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

The little bipeds here LOVE grapes, they would do a great job pulling those grapes off thier bones, but there wouldn't be much left for jelly after they got done snacking. Your Mom is so good to do all that work, bet that jam is delicious.

We are very much behind in joining in on all the activities. Life gets very busy with a little guy in the house. We will have to go back and figure out which ones we can do.

We had chatted with Lorenza's mom a few weeks ago and heard much the same report. It is good to know that things are continuing to improve there. Thanks for the Pupdate.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Sarge said...

Hey Frankie!
Wow, I'm so glad Lorenza is okay! I can't wait for her to blog again. Your grape jelly looks yummy, but I know the peeps will keep it all for themselves. boooo.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Ruby and Penny said...

Mmmmm. I bet that jelly is delish and your home smells lovely while Mom L is making it.
Love ya
Ruby & Penny
Pees - glad Lorenza is doing well.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Dat grapy smoosh sure looks yummy. (Wonders if we can have da smoosh pawt of da grapes.....guess not, huh) :o(

Thank you for da update on Lorenza! Any news bout Twix or Puddles lately?

Berts Blog said...

My Vickie says homemade grape jam and jellie is the BEST. It sure looks good.

Too bad My Vickie is not allowed to cook anymore.

I guess we will have to settle for store bought stuff.


Sweet William The Scot said...

My concord grapes ~ my peep loves concord grapes ~ she makes concord grape pie. We won the Warren and Hamilton County Fairs with her grape pie. You got to save some grapes for pies! Yum Yum
Sweet William The Scot

K9 Katastrophie said...

Nommy! We are so glad about Lorenza and her family being alright!

Anonymous said...

WOW that sure is a LOT of work to go through. But I just knows that your grape jelly has the bestest taste like EVER!!!

I sent my pic to MollieJo and she said that I can be in her fashion show! I is so very excited.

woos, Tessa

rottrover said...

Frankie, you and your peeps are working your paws to the BONE!! Butt, YUMMERS!! Thanks so much for the update on Lorenza! We've left her a couple of comments, just so she'd know she was in our thoughts. Hope you get to get some rest soon!!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

The pupsitting job is all yours, Frankie - did you say you wanted to do this for a whole month? BOl

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

ArtemisiaFSS said...

The grape jelly looks pawsome. Mommy was very impressed and says she needs one of those thingys for the muscadines. Since we don't have one Mommy is taking them to her friend at the library so she can make jelly out of them and they don't go to waste.

Oh we all wants to sign up even us cats for your pawly sigh class, do we needs to do anything.

Stella said...

Thanks, Mayor Frankie, for checking
on Lorenza. She is our sweetheart and we all love her. I hope she is back soonest.

You are working hard this summer, and your grape jelly looks beautiful.


scotsmad said...

Our Granma in Virginia used to make grape jelly; but we never met her. So it gave HER some warm memories.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

You're right we wouldn't like to be grapes.

sprinkles said...

Yum! I'm lazy so I prefer to go to the store and buy a jar of jelly. It doesn't taste nearly as good as the homemade stuff though!

My boys are hoping you'll have biscuits with that chicken stew and they'll get to share in some of that grape jelly! I had to remind them that grapes aren't good for them and they're disappointed but that's ok, I'll just pack another little treat for them.

houndstooth said...

Now I keep hearing that "Peanut Butter and Jelly" song in my head! Mom says when she was very little, she helped her grandma make grape jelly, but we don't have any grapes here, so we're stuck buying it at the farmer's market!


P.S. It's good to hear Lorenza is okay! Have you heard anything from Puddles?

Dory and the Mama said...

Thank yoou soooooooo much for the Lorenza pupdate!! We too were verrrrry worried!!

That grape jelly looks DELICIOUSLY NOMMY!!

Dory, Jakey and Bilbo

Tweedles -- that's me said...

i would like some grape jam please

Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack said...

How do we sign up for your class??? We wanna come, we wanna come!!!

Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

Wyatt said...

That is so cool that you make grape juice..Yum! Hey, our tomatoes are coming on strong! BLT sandwiches fur everybody and lots of greenbeans too(your fave!)


Jazzi said...

Looks like great and yummy jelly!!
Thats good that Lorenza is doing good and will be back soon!! dont work to hard there Frankie squishing all those grapes BOL


Berts Blog said...

Hi Frankie, Just wanted to thank you for your comment on my blog. I forgot I have the "My Vickie Broke Me" card.

Your the best.

I'll let you know if it works


Benny and Lily said...

Thanks for the update onLorenza. We were wondering what happened. Boy the grapes look tasty alright
Benny & Lily

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STELLA from Down Under said...

Hi Mr Frankie, you and your family sure are busy. Mum wants to know, is what you call jellie the same as what we call jam. No worries, and love, Stella