Friday, April 25, 2008

No One Needs 13 Jars of Jam

Really, what were we thinking? I'll tell you how it happens. It's easy, really. You run out of your favorite jam. There's a whole slew of jam in the pantry (from the summer of canning). You open up one of those jars, hoping for something tasty. You spread it on your toast. It's...ok. Not great, not the best, but ok. So, it goes into the fridge. Another time, you stop at Trader Joe's. Wow, they've got that great usually expensive ginger preserve cheap! Better get some. No matter that only one person in the house likes it. (Notice the price tag? Remember when Trader Joe's used to use price tags? Yeah, it's that old!)

Then, there's the aspirational jam. That's the jam you wish you liked, but don't. In my case, it's the low-sugar jam. I just don't care for it. I wish I did, but I don't, no matter how many times I try.

Then, there's the jam I really love, that I only buy when it's on sale, that I always use up lickety-split (which is why there are no jars of it in the fridge!).
So, in a nutshell, that's how one can end up with 13 jars of jam in the fridge. Now, some of the gory pictures!
These are the ones still in the fridge. Both are almost empty. Y'know why? 'Cause they're tasty!


Anonymous said...

In my case, it's jars and bottles of tasty oriental and asian sauces where I've tried to replicate the foods that my employees brought to work-site pot-lucks. I've decided that it's easier to cultivate multicultural friendships, eat in the neighborhood cafes that Seattle is known for, or travel.
Momma Pauline

Jay Bazuzi said...

Hey, how come your eggs are in flats, and not 1-dozen cartons?

I ask because our eggs have the same shape. We eat so many eggs that we now buy a box of them in bulk every month from Azure. 10 dozen is a lot of eggs, but we run out well before the month is over.