A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ORGANIZER
I spent a few days in September doing some canning. For most of you this probably sounds like a daunting task, but rest assured it's not as bad as it seems. And it can actually be fun! Yes you read that right, FUN!
With a little help and organization you can make your canning experience as great as mine was. It's fun to have a buddy that you can team up with, so you can do the bottling together. It makes good company while accomplishing a very satisfying project.
In this case I called my cousin to help me with most of it. She has mad bottling skills. My mom and I tried using the pressure cooker for the first time to do beans. We did several kinds, from Navy to Pinto to Black to Great Northern. We did have a couple of mishaps, but overall it went well.
Have you ever wanted to make chili or some other soup, but realized you needed beans, and well, they didn't have a chance to soak overnight? I did beans so that I can throw them into any recipe at any time, without having to preplan it all out. Ultimately this will save time and hassle. What's the difference between soaking 1 quart of beans and 12 quarts? Nothing! It takes the same amount of time. You throw them in the bottles and pressure cook. It's that easy! Don't forget to use a real recipe when bottling foods to avoid having it go bad, and ultimately make you sick. You can find recipes for anything on the internet.
|Peaches, Dill Pickles, Salsa|
|Pinto Beans, Green Beans, Tomatoes|
This is a great skill to learn for self efficiency. It's also great because YOU decide what goes into the bottle, and you can avoid preservatives and other unhealthy things. It's a way to go organic and can save you money ultimately. It's also a great way to use food storage.
I challenge you to try canning next year, if you haven't learned already. It's an amazing skill to add to your belt of knowledge!