Charlie is my biggest fan!
The day began with a walk around the neighborhood with the dog(s), then our usual Monday visit to the local library for story hour. The librarian is wonderful and sometimes attracts up to 20 toddlers in the little place. After choosing our books for the week, I coaxed the girls via gummy worms into enjoying a trip to Whole Foods in Portland. This is really a trip I'd rather do without the girls. Browsing is tough with three kids under 5, and I feel like people are more impatient with my "mass" at Whole Foods than they are at your run of the mill Hannaford. Still, I had to have rhubarb, and I knew they would come through for me, even this early in the spring.
And they did. So, I went for it: Strawberry Rhubarb Jam. I love rhubarb. I'd much prefer to eat a rhubarb pie than a strawberry-rhubarb pie. Too bad I only have one stalk left, and Ruby really loves to gnaw on the stuff. That girl eats everything! The fresh goods will be here soon enough, and then we'll have enough for pies and jams a-plenty.
Waiting for the "pop." You can even see one of the jars' lids is about to invert.
Would 'ya look at that. Voila!