Sunday, March 21, 2010

2009 Canning Totals

Applesauce 61 Quarts
BBQ Sauce 12 Pints
Blackberry Jam 4 Pints
Bread and Butter Pickles 2 Quarts 17 Pints
Carrots 25 Pints
Chicken 48 Pints
Chicken Broth 19 Quarts 31 Pints
Coleslaw 1 Quart 8 Pints
Hamburger Pickles 9 Pints
My BBQ Sauce 19 Pints
Sauce (pizza, spag.) 39 Quarts
Strawberry Jam 17 Pints 6 Gift Sizes
Strawberry Lemonade 16 Quarts
Sweet Dill Pickles 22 Pints
Peach Butter 5 Pints 5 HPints
Pear sauce 11 Quarts
PF Chang's Chicken 8 Pints
Pineapple 62 Pints
Potatoes 84 Quarts
Zesty Peach BBQ Sauce 17 Pints
Zucchini 7 Quarts
Zucchini Pickles 9 Quarts 3 Pints
Zucchini Relish 14 Quarts 17 Pints
Zucchini Tomato Dish 9 Quarts 2 Pints

These are the total's for 2009 canning season. The plain zucchini was a bust, won't do that again. The Zesty Peach BBQ Sauce is to die for. Potatoes are a BIG time saver. Not enough chicken and the PF Chang's Chicken AMAZING. The Chicken Broth is gone as my mother raided my pantry and took it all. Apparently it's the best stuff around. Carrots are nearly gone. Applesauce should be nearly gone by apple picking season. We will need more potatoes. What I love to do is dump chicken and mix with any salad dressing in the fridge and cook it up. Well that is cooking, cook the potatoes around here two quarts per dinner. Well that is in the mixer get the carrots going. Very quick and easy dinner. The Sauce is a sauce for pizza or spag. or anything. You just spice it up as you cook it. So basically it's a tomato sauce with a few basic spices we like.

For the 2010 canning season I want to focus on more meal type stuff. Our growing should nearly double. OH Gosh Help Me. Hoping I can keep up with myself this year. Now our house is small. I have jars hidden everywhere. Under beds in odd cabinets, under the couch.

Wish Me Luck!


Rachel said...

I am so impressed! Wow! I wish that you had a wonderful canning pantry and therefore could get a picture of your canning haul all in one place. Visually it must be amazing!

I'm still just getting going. All I did this year were a couple batches of applesauce in different consistencies and spices. We are still enjoying those, although DS wants the store-bought stuff! (More consistent color, consistency - but the ones I buy are just organic apples).

MaryBeth said...

I was just thinking about you. I was impressed with your canning totals, and wondered how it all worked out for you. We're getting a pressure canner this year, so watch out!!! Do you have any of your recipes to share?

Chef Penny said...

When I grow up, I want to be like you!