Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I Bought a Canner.....

This is the Presto 16 qt with the weighted gauge. It's received good reviews so I went ahead and bought it. It was on sale. It's small but it'll be good for me to learn on plus you can use it as a water bath canner too. Now hopefully one day I'll actually use it. ;-) I'm still a little chicken.

My garden is growing good so I'm sure I'll come up with something. I'll definetly be making lots of pickles with all the cucumbers I have and probably some watermelon rind preserves when we get drowned in watermelons here soon. I've already put all my beans in the freezer but I'll be planting again in August and I plan to do a major expansion. I just wish my tomatoes would do better. I have more cherry tomatoes than I know what to do with but my big tomatoes aren't producing enough to do much with. Maybe a couple pints of salsa. I have lots of peppers too.

Stay tuned while I experiment. I'm sure I'll come up with all kinds of creations.

A friend suggested I do some Cajun recipe tutorials on here. I think that's a good idea. However, I'm not cooking much right now since Bubba can't eat. Once he's better and I get back into the habit of making his favorite meals, I'm going to post some on here. And maybe I'll do some canning ones too. Ya'll can learn along with me.


Andrea said...

How much fun!! When you learn to can you can teach me!! :) Karen Knowles is good at that!! She cans chicken!! Fun!!
I would love some cajun recepies!! I had to get instructions for rice and gravy the other day! I am such a lame norhterner!!

Amy said...

Congrats on the canner - when you learn how to use it, you can teach me! I have my mom's old one under my counter - I have NEVER used it! I'm too skeeered!!! LOL

I do remember my mother using it to cook meat and such with the pressure cooking part/thingy! See... I know just enough to be dangerous!

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