So today was our innagural meeting. We are still trying to think of a name.... Anyways today it was just me and my friend E.
We started out with pickles. Bread and butter, dill, kosher dill and spicy dill.
We did spears, coins and whole small pickles.
It's great to be able to teach them skills and know how. Here is my oldest helping to pack the jars before we pour the liquid on it.
Bread and Butter: 9
Then we did some jars of pickled jalepenos. These are great as we use them on EVERYTHING. Lots of mexican inspired dishes, and even on salads and in omelettes.
Then on to the Blueberry jam...Yum. Thats all I can say about that.
Blueberry Jam: 10
Then we did Pepper jelly. This is very thick and almost a chutney and is great to use on cream cheese as an appetizer type dish, or on beans, or even just on plain toast. Delicious.
Pepper Jelly: 8
Then if that weren't enough, we each put up 100 ears of corn. That means we shucked and silked 200 ears this morning....
Corn: 200 ears
I must say that I'm exhausted. I mean really tired. It is so worth it though. Great company and knowing that I'll have great food for my family in upcoming days.
Total for our first canning party 64 jars and 200 ears of corn. Not too shabby I would think for our first meeting:)
Until next time, Happy Homesteading!!
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