We have had an extra busy fall. Kelsi started graduate school in September and I am still in nursing school. We haven't had a lot of extra time for the blog. Our free time was spent harvesting the garden and getting it ready for winter. We preserved more food this year than ever before. Here is last years canning as a comparison.
This entry is not only to share with you guys how much we have done, but to document and compare with for next year. We doubled our canning from last year.
Crushed Tomatoes: 19quarts left. 10 already eaten!
Pickled cucumber chunks: 3 quarts. These make a great addition to any sandwich!
Spicy pickles: 14 quarts
Extra Spicy Pickles: 8 Quarts
25 total quarts of pickles
Peaches: 29 quarts
Apple Pie Filing: 4 quarts. 4 already eaten
Applesauce: 9 quarts. 2 eaten. NOTE TO SELF: should have done more of these.
Cherry Pie Filling: 5 quarts. 2 eaten
Pears: 9 quarts
Spicy Salsa: 14 Pints
Garden Salsa: 16 pints
Assorted jams/jellies: 26 half pints.
Pesto cubes: 2 bags. You can just add these to your noodles and you have instant pesto noodles. Tastes great too!
Lots of beans: Bags and bags full.
3-12oz jars of dehydrated tomatoes and a 1 quart bowel.
Apple fruit leather. It doesn't look like a lot, but each container is 1.75 quarts
I had to play around with the consistency of the mixture so each batch turned out a little different. One batch was more like apple bark, but they all taste really good!
We also have 11 loafs of zucchini bread in the freezer made by Kelsi.
Hopefully we can double our canning again next year.
Thanks for reading!