are both things I have never made from scratch before.
The lasagna was super simple and I just followed the recipe from the box. It was supposed to feed 8......4 is more realistic. Anyhow it was good.
Then after supper on Friday night I made blackcurrant jam.
2 lbs blackcurrants cleaned....probably take you a couple of hours just to top and tail the bloody things!!
1 1/2 pints of water, around 3 cups
3 lbs of sugar
Bring the blackcurrants to a boil in the water and then turn the heat down to a simmer and cook for half and hour of so until softened. Add the sugar, and bring up to a boil and boil for a couple of minutes, or until the jam starts to set on a saucer.
Pour into sterilized jars and seal. I got nine 250ml/1/2 pint jars of jam plus another container. Can't say if it tastes alright as I can't stand blackcurrants. So I'll give the Tupperware container to my dad and he can be the guinea pig and see if it tastes alright!!
Got a heck of a busy weekend ahead of us, and the weather is going to be stinking hot....oh joy!!! Hope you enjoy your weekend,