There’s something so homey about canning. I rarely make the effort outside this time of year, which also lends a Christmasy aspect to this particular activity for me.
Making Mimi’s cranberry chutney officially ranks as a tradition here in Suburbia, considering it’s been an annual occurence for a number of years now. It’s perfect for my officemates–a nice way to mark the holiday without spending a lot of money on something that people really don’t want. In the past, I’ve used it as teacher gifts, too, but I bought Soccer Boy’s teachers poinsettias for their rooms this year (courtesy of DD2’s fundraiser!).
Speaking of DD2, she’s busily prettying up my jars with gift tags and curling ribbon. I love her creative side!