Everything's ready, let's get cooking!
How cool are these old food choppers? This one belonged to my Mother, and could possibly be as old as I am! It probably didn't cost over $5 new, and gave her and I both many, many years of service without breaking, unlike my 6-month old %^#*@ piece of crap Cuisinart $$$ food processor! Do you sense I might be just a tad unhappy with Cuisinart?
I still have the original instructions.
Of course, there is a bit of mess involved that one doesn't have to contend with when using a food processor. A thick towel, strategically placed on the floor, takes care of that little problem.
Six pints of jam, cooling on the counter. Now I have to go to the store and stock up on more sugar, lemon juice, pineapple, pectin and jar lids. Or freeze the remaining apricots and deal with them later.