Upcoming canning frenzy

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by JennsPeeps, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    A couple of months ago a friend got 4 doz wide-mouth quart jars for me at a barn sale. Total $18. I already had 2 dozen. Today I found 6 dozen pint jars for $30 and am picking them up tomorrow. I've got about a dozen 1/2 pint jars tucked away, too.

    Silly me... you'd think I needed to can like crazy or something! What am I going to can so much of?!? I should point out that we've got a 2-person household.
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    My honey-do canning list so far:
    1 doz tomato/spaghetti sauce
    1 doz salsa
    1 doz tomatoes
    1 doz apple sauce & pie filling
    .5 doz dill pickles
    .5 doz peaches
    .5 doz chicken stock

    1 doz chicken stock
    1 doz veggie soup
    .5 doz corn
    .5 doz green beans
    .5 sweet pickles
    .5 doz misc apple stuff
    .5 doz tomatillo salsa
    .25 doz blackberry jam
    .25 doz blueberry jam
    .25 doz vanilla-peach jam
    .25 catsup

    * small batches misc jam or chutney
    * 2-3 pints sauerkraut
    * more blueberry stuff?

    Good thing I'm starting my "stay-cation" on Thursday. [​IMG]
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    You got some good deals on jars!

    It's just the two of us now, too.... unless you count our spoiled Great Pyr and flock of chickens..... [​IMG]

    We always can. LOTS. So far this year's concentration has been fruit...
    4 qts dehydrated blueberries, 4 qts blueberry pie filling, 4 qts plain blueberries, 8 qts frozen blueberries, 8 qts frozen strawberries, 4 qts dehydrated strawberries, 20 pints strawberry jam, 4 qts frozen peaches, 12 pints peach jam, 10 pints peach butter, 4 qts canned peaches, 4 qts peach pie filling. 15 sheets peach leather.

    I found last year that I had so much canned, we still have a few jars of tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato salsa, and tomato sauce left over. We gave some canned food/fruits/jams away as presents during the winter and spring to people who are having a hard time making ends meet. Our local food pantry won't take "home canned" products, so we make personal donations. A basket of home canned on the front step might just make someone's day.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2008
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Oh wow. You found a great deal!!! I sure wish I could find a deal on jars. I just bought another 12 of the wide mouth quarts...almost $10.00 UGH!! I have soooo much more I need to cann...and cant afford more jars..at that price. I also have 50 cornish cross in the brooder...and wont have enough room for them all in the freezer( we have a pig to slaughter in November)...so will need to cann them. I see me going broke on jars this year LOL ....dang. [​IMG]
  4. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 1, 2007
    Princeton BC Canada
    My dad has been buying me jars now for a year and a half. This year I finally canned him some peaches.
    I've done so far :
    doz 1 litre peaches
    10 jars apricot butter
    6 jars peach butter
    5 jars peach jam
    6 jars peach honey jam
    6 jars zucchini pickles
    6 jars corn relish

    Thats all in the last 5 days. I still have some peaches left to deal with. Not sure what to make next.
  5. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Laclede County, MO
    Check out your local Craigs List or go to some farm auctions. I found tons at auctions for cheaper than the store. I sold about 100 qt jars for $15 and kept about a dozen cuz I didnt think I would need more than that and I am now wishing I had some of them back!
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    i wish i had enough nerve to try canning!...it just confuses me..[​IMG]...i have just been taking my garden veggies and blanching them and freezing them..but i'd like to can stuff!!.....you wanted ideas?..what about pickled eggs? and i also love pickled kielbasa!..yummy!..Wendy
  7. Their Other Mother

    Their Other Mother Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2008
    Quote:I wish I had enough nerve to try gardening AGAIN. I do not have a green thumb. Maybe it's just a better fence I need. My daughter is trying to talk me into buiding a green house so we can have a garden that the rabbits & squirrels won't eat. I DO have plenty of eggs right now though. Do you happen to have a good recipe for pickled eggs?
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    ...hello..no i dont..but..look under the recipe section on here or try to google it on the BYC home page...there were lots of them from people on here..and they all sounded good!...[​IMG]...good luck!..let me know if you cant find any..i can help you more..Wendy
  9. Stephen in SoKY

    Stephen in SoKY Chillin' With My Peeps

    For those of you needing jars, Tabsmonsters hit the nail on the head! Seek out estate auctions in the Sunday newspapers and attend. I haven't bought a new jar in 20 years. I bought 5.5 doz. nice clean jars (1/2 pint thru 1/2 gal), 10 doz. lids & rings and a BWB canner last week for $2.50. Passed on a super nice Mirro pressure canner because it went for $12.00. Virtually every country estate sale will have jars/canners etc. I've picked up countless poultry items at these sales for pennies on the dollar as well. Get those hands in the air at auctions & save yourselves some money!
  10. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 5, 2007
    I am making salsa and tomato jam (new intresting recipe) and canning it.


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