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i am learning to can, i will tell you about it here. photos sometimes. cost breakdowns, mistakes were made, recipe reviews.

forensic plumber (harbl), Sunday, 9 December 2018 23:19 (five months ago) Permalink

last week i canned 5 quarts of turkey broth from a turkey i bought on sale on black friday. this was my first canning project. not including old vegetables i threw in, each jar cost $0. because the turkey was $10 and i don't think the bones are part of that price, right?

forensic plumber (harbl), Sunday, 9 December 2018 23:26 (five months ago) Permalink

today i am canning chili from this recipe: i added more spices and a tablespoon of minced garlic to make it more similar to what i usually have. it made about 9.5 pints, the .5 i am eating for dinner (which i had to microwave for a long time as the beans are parcooked). each pint worked out to under $2. some other site said it was 60 g of protein for pint but i figured more like 40 g?

forensic plumber (harbl), Sunday, 9 December 2018 23:38 (five months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

i am canning 10 lbs of sweet potatoes i got from costco

forensic plumber (harbl), Saturday, 29 December 2018 21:35 (four months ago) Permalink

I've never heard of canning sweet potatoes, but they're available here year-round so I wouldn't have. Packed in syrup?

Juul Haalmeyer Dancers washout (WmC), Saturday, 29 December 2018 22:16 (four months ago) Permalink

i did it in water but you can do syrup. i think they will end up very soft, the processing time is 90 minutes, but i can mash them if so. they are available everywhere year round i am just trying to have more cooked food around for when i get home after driving 90 minutes, saving time and dollars

forensic plumber (harbl), Saturday, 29 December 2018 23:24 (four months ago) Permalink

i had my first broken jar in the canner. went to pick it up with the tongs and was like this is weird, the jar's moving but the food isn't. i did hear it pop while it was processing but didn't know what it was. i probably over-packed it to make all 10 lbs fit in 7 jars. whoops. i tasted a piece of sweet potato from that one. definitely soft. i might try raw packing them or larger chunks next time. the other 6 jars look good. the orangey clear liquid they end up with is attractive.

forensic plumber (harbl), Saturday, 29 December 2018 23:53 (four months ago) Permalink

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