Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Weekend In The Cannery

Well, I didn't get enough of my other chores done, but this is what I accomplished this weekend:

Bringing the grand total to:

31 jars of applesauce
6 jars of spaghetti sauce *all with my own tomatoes!!

I feel a lot better about the canning process this year since I didn't poison anyone last year.  But it is time consuming.

I still have a bag of apples and I'm debating another round of sauce next weekend or maybe just lots of apple pies.  But I sure did like that applesauce in December last year.  And we did run out in January...

I have used just about every jar I own.  I have a lot of half pint jars from all of the apple butter that I made.  I'm  not doing that again because I didn't love it and it took FOREVER to cook.  And wasted a lot of apples and jars!

K-ster is supposed to get me some cranberries soon, so I'll make some cranberry sauce.  I'd like to find a recipe for a cranberry apple chutney that won't kill me when I open it in a few months.  The USDA doesn't seem to have a recipe for that and I only use their approved recipes because they claim to test them all to perfection. 

I have no time for botulism.

I felt like Laura Ingalls Wilder going out today to get more jars, lids, pea seeds for a fall crop and boot laces.  Like I was going into town, to the dry goods store, for Ma. 

I should have bought a bolt of calico while I was there.

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  1. Nice work! I only got 7 quarts of apples canned this weekend. And one of those 7 didn't seal for some reason, so we had it for dinner tonight.

  2. Well, most of mine are pints or half pints, so I'm not too far ahead of you! And I had 2 out of all of them not seal. That always freaks me out!!

  3. That is awesome and looks so delicious!

    I really don't have time for botulism either. Although, it might be nice to be stricken with something maybe just a little less serious. Just so I could get in some nap time and tv watching.


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