I know I’ve posted a bit here on my blog, and a few more pics on my Facebook page of what I’ve been canning so far, but I thought I’d also do a summary post so even I could see what all I’ve accomplished so far. So, here they are:
These pics do not include all of my dehydrated potatoes, carrots, peas, corn, vegetable powder, tomato powder, dried basil, peppermint, rosemary, & thyme. Or my frozen corn on the cob & zucchini. I also canned some ground beef & ground venison a couple of weeks ago. I opened the first one the other day for spaghetti & it was good. So nice to have the precooked meat ready & waiting for me to add to our sauce.
There’s still more to go. One of my neighbor’s is allowing me to pick a few pears from their tree (Thank you!!), and I’ve still got potatoes that need to be processed. Plus, I’ll be going Monday to pick okra (more free food for which I’m very thankful!!) and I’ll be going next week to pick one more round of tomatoes before they’re all gone for the season. AND, I’m hoping to go get some apples before too long. Thankfully, apple season is really just getting underway so I’ve got some time before I need to worry about that. I’m also keeping my eyes out for marked down produce whenever I go out to my local grocery store. I also plan to can more dry beans & soups before too long to keep on hand for some quick grab meals, especially lunches for my sweet, hardworking husband, Brian.
If I keep this up, I’m going to have to really add to my canning jars next year! But, I’m so thankful for this knowledge and ability. Being able to provide for my family in this way is wonderful. I thank God daily for my loving of all things related to cooking/baking/preserving.