Sometimes my kitchen looks like this :
And I can anyway.
This weekend I needed to can up some pickled beets. And today was Sunday. So it was time.
Here they are, and here it goes…
I love the toilet paper and the fire extinguisher in back of my sanitized jars. It’s so classy.
I made a casserole while I was canning. It featured beet greens and stems. Oven cooking is always good on canning days, because you can count on using all of your burners.
Cheesecloth, for tying a spice bag.
My canning surface:
The casserole. Doesn’t look that great, but it tasted delicious. Potatoes, cheese, milk, mushrooms and cabbage, broccoli stems, beet greens and stems. Sounds gross too. Hmmm. Well I testify that it was good. We devoured it. It was all I could do not to gobble the whole thing down, but I managed to leave some for my husband. Here is River feeding some to the animals:
All done by 6pm. Yield was three quart jars. Small canning projects go fast and are easy to fit into a day. River actually napped for 2 of the 3 hours that it took. Amazing.