Sunday, November 7, 2010

Putting MORE food by...

I keep telling myself I'm done canning for the winter. But then the co-op tempts me with such things as fresh green beans and pickling cucumbers!
I caved and bought a thirty pound case of green beans this week and my great friend Anne and I put them by this weekend.

Anne also purchased thirty pounds and so between the sixty pounds of green beans, we canned thirty-two quarts, and blanched/froze (six) one pound bags.

Here are about thirty pounds.

Anne chose the method of snapping the ends off the beans. I chose to cut em off.

I'm still not sure which way was quicker. I think it's about the same, just preference.

We did have a little help in the beginning.

Until they figured out how much work it was!

Here is some of the finished product.

We sampled a jar and YUMM! They were so good, we ate the whole thing!

It sure helps to have a friend in the kitchen with you while canning, but it is still an all day process!
I need to get out of the kitchen and into the craft room! Christmas is only a month and a half away!

I kinda hope they don't have those pickling cucumbers next week. I'm not sure I can pass them up, even though I should!


  1. I'm so jealous of all your fresh vegetables and your knowledge of how to put it all up! My grandmother used to do that, and unfortunately, I wouldn't have a clue as to where to start but, it looks SO good!

  2. Oh that sounds so delicious!!!

    And I would totally cave if there were pickling cucumbers since we've eaten half of the jars I did back in August.

  3. I have no idea how to even begin with jarring fruits and veggies, but Anne keeps telling me it's a piece of cake. That cooler full looks intimidating, though ...