But back to Puttin' Up. I was able to get 12 quarts and 3 pints of tomatos and 16 quarts of beans canned or Put Up this weekend.
I know to some of you that doesn't sound like much but it is the most I have ever accomplished in the canning department. I mastered the pressure canner(an avocado green monstrosity from Sears and Roebuck from the 70's) that my mom gave me! This goal has been on my list of skills to learn for over a year so that was a huge accomplishment. I have put off learning because I was afraid--you know you have heard all of those stories about the canners blowing up. It is so easy though.
Oh and I dried banannas in the dehydrator. You can see the finished product in the above pic to the left of the beans on my island. Here they are in the dehydrator.
Did you know canning is addictive? I am totally hooked. Last night(after puttin' up beans most of the day, I was itching to can something else. It's so fulfilling you know! So I decided to can some of the 25lbs. of potatos I bought on sale last weekend.
I am addicted, I admit it freely!
So I did manage to Put Up quite a bit (for me at least). What's canning in your kitchen?