I know, I am supposed to be showing you photos of what I have been sewing… not of my new hobby… well, I keep forgetting to take photos of my sewing and did take photos of my new hobby, so this will have to be first….
For Christmas and my birthday in January I got something I’d been interested in for a very long time ….. a pressure canner! I have been preserving with Fowler’s bottles since I got married – fruit, tomatoes, jams and jellies… but I was fascinated by the idea of canning meat and veggies. So I was very pleased when I got my canner at the beginning of the year.
So far I have done some minced meat, potatoes, chicken and yummy, yummy Sloppy Joe mix. The latter was very popular and we ran out quickly, so yesterday I decided to make up another batch.
I used this recipe HERE.
I doubled the recipe and cooked it all up in a big pot. Then poured it into the jars and got them ready to pop the lids on:
A couple of hours later they were all done and cooling on the counter:
I also popped in some veggie soup… all of the jars sealed but one. Today I made another batch of just veggie soup, so that will do us for a little while at least 🙂
So there you go – that is my new hobby….
Any other canning quilters out there?
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