Thursday, August 13, 2009
It's been a long day....
The day started early for me today. I had prepped a lot of stuff that had to be canned and thought I may as well get an early start before it got really hot outside. When you harvest a large variety of veggies to process it take a goo d bit of time to get all the recipes made and in jars. That was the dilemma yesterday and today. Finished up canning the pinto bean soup, baked beans and chili beans today. I took a good look at one of the jars of pinto beans and the lid looked odd. Then I figured out that I had put the flat wrong side up on the jar. Thas a first! Made me feel like an idget. But all the jars have sealed and now the problem of where to store them till we get the root cellar completed. They are all still sitting along the kitchen counter. We are gettin a little crowded here. With a total for 2 days of 5 qts of tomato juice, 3 pts jalapenos pickled, 3 pts banana peppers pickled, 12 pts of tomatillo salsa, 14 qts pinto bean soup, 3 qts and 1 pt of bell peppers pickled, 14 pts baked beans, 11 pts chili beans. Plus 2 gallon zip top bags of red cabbage in the freezer for soup and 2 gallon zip top bags of chunked carrots.Think I will just relax tomorrow and soak my feet. Till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.