I made a plan in my head to go to three different stores and run a bunch of errands. However, after breakfast, I noticed we had a plethora of Oranges.
"Hrmmmmmmmm" I thought, " I COULD make some marmalade..." so I pulled out the 'ol Ball Blue book of canning or something like that in name, and Looked up the orange marmalade recipe.
While turning the pages looking for a possible persimmon preserves to use all these persimmons my parents gave me, I found ORANGE MARMALADE in a separate entry and was like WTF. close call! AMIRITE?!
Orange marmalade recipe says not to throw out the water.
Simmer rinds, and pulp of oranges and lemon slices for 5 minutes. Then, let the pot sit somewhere for 12-18 hours. Of course, I start all this before realizing how long it takes. That's ok. I can still go out during the 12-18 hour sitting time.
after first boil
After it sits for 12-18 hours, you bring it to a boil again until all the rinds are soft.
Then, for every cup of boiled slurry you have, you add 1 cup sugar.
It reduces down and down... I swear I stirred it for
an hour and a half while the kids watched all of Kung fu Panda 2
All in all, well worth it. I think it tasted SO good! I was in heaven.
Orange marmalade always reminds me of my grandpa, and my mom always had a jar of it in the house when I was a kid. I disliked the taste, but would continue to eat it for nostalgia.
Now, It has not only flavor, but memories... and this was a GREAT recipe.