And no, it doesn't get old at all. So, do you remember how last year I got a bunch of canning related books? And then do you remember how I went a little nuts canning all sorts of imaginable produce for five months? If you don't, check the archives, if you are so inclined. It was thrilling to be sure. In any case, I pulled out my canning books to figure out what this year's canning ventures will be and it got me to thinking about gifts that keep on giving.
For me, it's probably my camera, but last year's bevy of canning stuff is a close second. We eat the fruits of my labor (ha! do you see what I did there?! Oh, nevermind...) all the time and I have given canned preserves away on many a gift-giving occasion. People actually like getting canned preserves, which sort of makes me happy. Which is why I am going to can some more awesome this summer.
In any case, should you like to get a chance to win some canned preserves (I am including three of the popular ones from last canning season: mango-lime jam, nectarine jam, and fig preserves. If you can convince me to part with a quart jar of dilly beans--and I can find a box big enough, I will throw one of those in too), please tell me: what is the best (defined any way you want) birthday gift you have ever received that falls into the "gift that keeps on giving" category? I asked this last year, but it's a topic that intrigues me.
I will take comments for this post, and all Novakkah posts, until 11:59 EST (or2359, should you prefer that), Saturday, May 12th. Please leave your responses on the appropriate post. One entry per post/person. I will show you what I have to gift each day and let you know what you need to tell me to try to get it. Giftees will be selected on the 13th and gifts sent out shortly thereafter.