Sunday, September 14, 2008

Why I Love Canning

1. I feel connected to other generations (mostly my mother and Garth's Grandma Ele)
2. The sense of accomplishment I feel when I hear that POP from the other room indicating one more jar that can go to food storage and not have to be eaten right away.
3. It is one of the rare occasions my "Inner Martha" comes out.
4. The joy of eating Five Mile Prairie peaches, applesauce, tomatoes etc. in the middle of the winter.
5. It is one step toward following our Prophet's council to have food storage.
Why I Don't Love Canning
1. Time
2. Time
3. Time
What I've Canned This Year
1. Peaches
2. Applesauce
3. Tomatoes
4. Pickles
5. Asparagus (pickled)
6. Spaghetti Sauce
What I still Want to Can this Year
1. Apple Pie Filling
2. Pears


Natalie said...

Holy cow, Martha! I'm so impressed. All of your bottles of beautiful fruits and veggies look charmingly delicious and I'm glad I'm not the only one who becomes nostalgic when I try to can things. You need to teach me how to do that! :) I have the food to bottle step down pat, but I'm still working on the boiling/sealing step. You seriously rock (I couldn't resist)!

Heather said...

Living where I do literally like 3 miles away from apple, pear, and peach orchards, not to mention in a place where tomatoes grow easily, I should can. I just never learned and have been too afraid to do it. I have been talking to friends that do it and say that it isn't that hard once you do it. Maybe next year I will take the plunge. Great job, Kacey!