Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Canning 2011

I'm sure all of you are just dying to know what I canned this year, right?!  Of course you are.  But I do keep track, so that I will know what we had in the pantry/freezer, and then I can figure out what we had too much of, and what I need to do more of next year.  And if I post it here, I can't lose the sheet of paper that I wrote it on.  Not that things like that ever happen.

(Someday I want my pantry to look like Mary's, but I just started canning and I need to work my way up to it!)

Here's what we did this year:

     9- 4 cup bags, frozen

     Jam: 20 qts, frozen
     Sauce: 6 qts, frozen (this is already gone)

     6 pints jam, frozen
     3 qts jam, frozen

     7-3 cup bags pie cherries, frozen (never enough)
     1 batch dried cherries in dehydrator

     13 qts applesauce
     4 pints applesauce

(Jam: 23 quarts, 6 pints total)

     Green Beans
      7- 3 cup bags, frozen (bad green bean crop, this is gone already)

     Sweet Corn
     39- 3 cup bags, frozen
     1- 6 cup bag, frozen

     Pickles and Relish
     30 qts dill-18 spears, 12 slices (anyone need pickles?!)
     6 pints dill relish
     2 qts dill relish
     10 qts bread and butter slices

     9 batches tomato sauce, frozen
     4 qts tomato sauce with ground pork, frozen
     29 qts crushed tomatoes
     18 pints salsa-12 mild, 6 very hot
     1 qt salsa, mild

     4- 8 oz jars pureed basil

I still have a lot more applesauce to do, and winter squash/pumpkins, but other than that, my canning season is almost finished, hallelujah!


  1. You must have an extra freezer?  I am proud of you for doing all this!

  2. Shannon@ChickensinMyKitchenOctober 27, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    Oh Becky, that is such a nice comment!  Thank you!  (And yes, I have an extra fridge/freezer in the basement, plus a chest freezer).