Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Canning Round Up

After the last batch of tomatillo salsa, my husband suggested to me that maybe it was time to stop canning for the year. I wondered whether I'd be able to let apple season pass by without jars of apple sauce, but decided we don't really eat apple sauce so it would be silly to go ahead and can it.

I wondered how much I had actually canned this summer. I couldn't go count the jars because we've already started to give some away. So I took a look back at the notebook I keep with my canning notes. Each time I can, I write down recipes, notes, and yields for each batch.

My totals are:

1/2 pint jars : 63
pint jars: 46
quart jars: 7

This is a total of 35.75 quarts or almost 9 gallons of fruits and vegetables.


Marcia said...

Wow! That's a lot of canning! I imagine Matt was wondering where all it was going to be put for safe keeping.

browneyes said...

wow. that is a lot of canning! you don't suppose you could ship some to China? (just kidding)

and do you have a good applesauce recipe? i bought some cheap mushy apples today thinking i'd like to make applesauce, but i was just going to wing it on the how-to.

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous pics of the jars of your canned goods! I am impressed with how much you canned - but also proud of the beautiful photos. You are an amazing young woman!