Jelly at parties always used to be on plates or bowls in those traditional jelly like shapes. Oh how I loved it. Alongside that was the infamous blancmange - remember - love it or hate it I think - I fell into the later category.
Anyway I made some using some tinned fruit too and set it in some teacups which I thought looked quite sweet.
Whilst I was on the domestic goddess front, I decided to make some jam - now here's a thrifty tip......I had some frozen berries in the freezer which needed using up (they were a £1), 50p's worth of sugar and water. I eventually ended up with 3 jars of jam (son no 1 has already tucked into it!).
Based on the average cost of ajar, I reckon I saved £3. Now, I'm not normally one to bake, cook or jam make to save money, I do it because I enjoy it. Nevertheless I thought it was an interesting exercise, and it just goes to show that at this time of year when berries are rather expensive, you can still make jam using frozen fruit, which is comparitively cheaper and feel quite satisfied that through the remaining winter you've got some lovely homemade jam to enjoy.
Right, I'm off now to continue with my domestic goddess duties. Toodle-pip!