by, 11-17-2009 at 05:04 PM (604 Views)
Sitting here watching the pressure cooker gage. Got sweet Potatoes getting canned today or at least a couple of batches. Takes a whole 1 1/2 hours at 10 lbs pressure to process them though. Read a couple chapters in my book on the first batch and now I'm surfing the web. Rest of my beets and cabbages came in today so will be doing beets tomorrow. My daughter loves beets. I'm not a big fan except with them in the V-8 juice I've been making this week. We use a lot of V-8 juice and home made is so much better than store bought. We didn't get hardly any tomatoes this year so hadn't canned our usual stuff. When I was in Sam's Club last week I noticed #10 cans of whole tomatoes were just $2 so got 4 of them. Not as good as home grown but it sure is replenishing our pantry with juice. We'll buy a bunch of tomatoes on our next trip and do much more V-8 and also pizza sauce. Have arranged to get a side of beef after the first of the year. Between all we've done we should be in great shape at that point. Will start working on getting the canned items I need for my 91 day menu we came up with after that and by summer we should have everything we need for a full year and start replenishing with our garden for the next year. Another half hour to go. Guessing I'll have lots of time to read with the canning I have left to do! Get it out of my system before the Holiday rush starts up!