Saturday, September 20, 2008

Peaches...

A friend brought us a box of peaches from her aunt's house and so I bottled them up! I was able to get 17 quarts done this afternoon. I had estimated the number of bottles based on the box and I guessed correctly. I only had one peach left over, which I happily ate! Mmmm.....
What a beautiful site! Canning is a lot of work but it is rewarding in the end and every time you open a bottle. I have slacked off of canning since we added 3 kids to our family in 2000. I have a propane cook stove that I usually do my canning on, outside. I have all of the tools for canning; steam canner, pressure canner, waterbath pan, etc. And I have 4 large dish-pack boxes full of jars, hundreds of jars - no exaggeration! And more jars on the pantry shelves in the garage.

When Katie walked by and asked "What are you doing?" I realized we need to do more canning. Canning isn't always cheaper unless you grow your own veggies/fruit, or you get it for free! I can get a big can of peaches at Sam's Club for a little less than $4. That can will feed our family for 2 or 3 times at dinner or breakfast.

2 comments:

Merrells said...

I spent Saturday canning peaches as well! It is so nice to be done. The website I've been frequenting is twilightersanonymous.com and it's fun! Also, I'm loving your recipe box blog. I've used it a lot as well as some girls from my work. Great idea!

Angie said...

You are ONE DOMESTIC GODDESS!!! I am impressed! I've only bottled peaches once in my life. And I agree, they are cheaper to buy, but not as good to taste!