Sunday, August 14, 2011
I did it!
In honor of National Can-It-Forward Day yesterday, I decided to try my hand at pressure canning. I just got a pressure canner for an early birthday present and had lots of carrots to dig up. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to use the pressure canning method. The jiggling and whistling that the pressure regulator weight does was a bit scary at first, but I did get used to it.
I read the directions from the manufacturer's book that came with the canner and I got help from the website Provident Living Today. She has great tutorials with plenty of pictures and easy to read instructions for those of us that are instruction "challenged". I had fun and I learned something new. I am thinking about canning some of those potatoes I dug up the other day. Canned potatoes and carrots seem perfect to pour into a roast or stew in a hurry.
Then, if anyone has any ideas on how to do it- (PLEASE SHARE) I need to can about 5 GIANT pumpkins too. I saw how Ree, The Pioneer Woman bakes, purees, and freezes hers, but I am hoping to find a way to can it, to save space in my small freezer. We'll see.
Have a great Sunday.