We were given a bag full of pears from my wonderful sister in law, off the tree in their garden at the social club. Now the mini's love pears and ate lots, but I wanted to do something with the rest of them to remind us of Autumn all through the dark and cold winter and also to give as gifts for our Thrifty Christmas.
So we decided to make a pear butter/jam thing. MadDad set too pealing all the pears, whilst I cored them and he then chopped them. We put the in the slow cooker with a little water and left them to cook over night on low.
Et voila yummy pear butter. Now to make the labels and store.
All this productiveness makes me feel so much better. Sorry for all the self pity. We will manage and Christmas will be fantastic because I am going to be fine and we will spend it together as a family. Thank you for all the kind words and thoughts. Things can only get better.