After a couple days at Louisa's house, I hardly came home empty handed: in fact my hands were full, with cherries. Once I had successfully pitted my cherries, I used this recipe to make a delightful cherry jelly:
4 cups of Pitted cherries
1 cup of water
1 package of pectin
4 1/2 cups of white sugar
1. Crush the cherries with a potato masher or a fork (or anything, really) and bring to a boil with water. Boil, covered for about 10 minutes.
2. Using a piece of cheese cloth or an old t-shirt, strain the cherry juice off of the pulp. You need 3 1/2 cups of cherry juice.
3. Bring the cherry juice and pectin to a hard boil and boil for one minute only. Then, add sugar and again boil for one minute. After boiling, pour into jars and seal the jars with a lid. Allow to set in room temperature until cooled.