I can’t really explain why but I have been avoiding canning oh since I was 10! I remember summers where that is ALL my mom did in order to keep up with the bounty of food our family garden and orchard produced. She would even shooo my brother and I out of the kitchen for fear the pressure cooker might explode! However, I really enjoyed the yummy food mom “put up” for us, especially her applesauce. I just cringe at all the work that must go into the process. It’s another skill I don’t have on my domestic resume along with sewing, interior décor, and gardening. Canning is downright intimidating!
So here I sit with 7 bags of fruit knowing it will go to waste faster than my munchkins will be able to eat it. And I’m considering (mom I hope you are sitting down) all of the possibilities; sliced peaches, peach jelly, peach pie filling, peach sorbet. Oh the possibilities, oh the clean up, oh the work… The plus side would be that I know exactly what is going into the mouths of my family, it’s probably cheaper in the long run, I could take pride in doing something good for my family, no more wasted food, and I could add this wholesome skill set to my domestic resume…
Let me hear from you. Should I do the can-can too? Will I be so happy if I can-can? Can-can you share your favorite tried and true recipes with me? Maybe you can-can recommend some good websites or canning books. Sorry folks I don’t know what came over me. My fingers just took over and did the can-can on my keyboard! It won’t happen again. I promise.
So please comment here if you can-can. Shoot I did it again. Stop it already, just stop, move away from the keyboard.