I have all the adoration for my mother. I never understood how much freaking work it took to make it and she made it every year. Now I understand….Pomegranate jelly is a b***h to make. But Husband loves it and it makes good Christmas gifts so I made it.
Then came the squeezing the begeezes out of the seeds-two spoonfuls at a time:
yielding the gorgeous juice:
Then came slaving over standing by a hot stove to cook the jelly, sanitize the jars, and heat the lids:
Then came carefully spooning boiling hot jelly into the prepared jars (trying not to let a single delicious drop escape) …no picture because I had to get it spooned in fast while it was still hot
AH- what a pain in the you know what, but the result is awesome and brings smiles to the faces of those who receive it; so I do it.
PS- Mom- if you read this- know that YOU ARE AWESOME (and have patience beyond me because I am not doing that again!)