I got a pd of dried beans for 99c (1.07 w/tax)... so for 4 pds of dried beans I paid $4.28 I got 17 jars worth... takes it to about 28c a jar... I only saved about $5.10 if I were to buy it off the shelf on sale... me and my humdrum head is going is it REALLY worth it??? beans arent that much work...soak them overnight..takes 2 min of work... rinse/fresh water in stockpot; boil 30 min...takes 2 min to rinse & add water and turn on stove... takes 15 min to put in the jars and ladle hot cooking "broth" into it...another couple minutes to put them in the pressure canner and turn on... about 1/2 hr later put the weights on..20 seconds...and every once ina while glance at pressure gauge to make sure the pressure is holding steady... then take out of canner... its not a lot of work..but is it worth it?? maybe if there was a bulk place in town or nearby where i could buy 10 lbs of beans for like $5 or something... but when I have to pay grocery store prices on dried beans...??? now..I have 10 lbs of black beans to do in the next few days...and I'm really feeling dumb for thinking it was beneficial! someone help me realize the benefits here...its gotta be worth it right?