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Jam Canning Party

This past weekend I went home to Tennessee to celebrate my brother and soon-to-be sister-in-law’s engagement party! Friday was the main event and we were surrounded by some of my parents most treasured friends and their families.  The next morning, all of the girls on my mom’s side of the family + plus my sweet granny gathered in my mom’s kitchen to have a jam canning party which I cleverly (or at least I thought it was clever haha) named a Bridal Jam Party! Growing up, I watched my mom and my granny can all sorts of things.  They canned green beans and peas from our garden as well as the yummiest strawberry jelly you’ll ever have in your life.  Even though I watched this as a child, I and most of the ladies there, have actually never helped with this process.  It was fun to put on aprons and get to work!

My brother’s wedding colors include peach, so we found it fitting to can peach jam.  We ended up canning over 190 jars of this peach goodness!! They plan to give these away as their wedding favors at the end of their wedding night! Such a fun way to put some good ole southern loving into their favors as well as give us an experience we’ll never forget enjoying together!  Below are some of my favorites from our canning experience! OH, and did I mention there were pineapple, mango, and blackberry mimosas?? YUM

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