Tuesday, September 6, 2011

"Mint" to Be!

I recently was asked to do the Bible Study for my Catholic Mommy & Me group. 
I was honored to do so!
I wanted to give a little welcome gift to our moms since it was our first meeting.

I made Mint Jelly with mint from my brother in law's garden.

I used my 3" circle cutter to cut scrapbook paper to place between the seal and the ring!

They turned out great!

I used leftover shipping labels I had from my old craft booth ...ahem- about 12 years ago.
I cut coordinating scrapbook paper to cover the business name.

Good thing I saved them...
and even better that I knew where to find them!!

loop a rubber band in place of the string
I could not find a quote that would match the jelly! 
I searched and searched for the perfect quote.
My mother was in town and I asked her if she had any words of wisdom 
to help. She pulled out her prayer book and the scripture of the day was:

In Him all things
hold together.
~Colossians 1:17

Are you kidding me?

This jelly took the longest to set!
I was so worried it would be a yucky jar of syrup!

In Him all things hold together!!
Of course!!

 It was definitely
"Mint" to be!!

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Mint Jelly Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups packed fresh mint leaves and stems
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 drop green food color
  • 3 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3 fluid ounce container liquid pectin


  1. Rinse off the mint leaves, and place them into a large saucepan. Crush with a potato masher or the bottom of a jar or glass. Add water, and bring the mint to a boil. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 10 minutes. Strain, and measure out 1 2/3 cups of the mint.
  2. Place 1 2/3 cups mint into a saucepan. Stir in the lemon juice and food coloring. Mix in the sugar, and place the pan over high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Once the mixture is boiling, stir in the pectin. Boil the mixture for a full minute while stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and skim foam off the top using a large metal spoon. Transfer the mixture to hot sterile jars, and seal.
  3. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then carefully lower the jars into the pot using a holder. Leave a 2 inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary until the water level is at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a full boil, cover the pot, and process for 10 minutes.


Laura @ Laura's Crafty Life said...

I just pinned your recipe. The jars turned out super cute! I have a ton of mint growing out front.

Kammy said...

You are so crafty, I love it. Miss you!

Keri at Growing in His Glory said...

How cool! I love the way you snazzed it up with the labels on the jars. I wish I were creative like that! :)