Last year was my first year to can. This year I have canned green beans and peaches so far. I have frozen green beans and peaches as well.
I used the instructions from Laura at Heavenly Homemakers and I used my Ball Blue Book of Canning as well.
This next picture is kind of dark:
I am hoping to freeze some more peaches and some corn. I also canned some tomato sauce.
And then I proceeded to get 5 pints of tomato sauce. Yes, I know it is not a lot but it takes a LOT of tomatoes to make sauce. I like mine thick so I boiled it down otherwise I might have gotten more. I did not use this tutorial for my tomato sauce, but here is a great one with pictures if you are interested.
And tomorrow I plan to can some pears. I froze some tonight, but I have to buy more jar lids so tomorrow I will can. I love pear crisp – don’t you?
Yes, I know canning is a lot of work, but it is so satisifying. I love to do it. Otherwise, I obviously wouldn’t be doing it, right? I’m crazy like that.