Monday, July 31, 2006

Canning.....I did it!

I'm so excited. I just succeeded in my first attempt at canning! I was offered appricots but wasn't sure what to do with them. After much help from my mom, I decided that little old me might be able to can them. So, I went and bought some jars (not too cheap, I might add), and started to get ready. It only took me a week to get everthing together that I needed so that I could go pick the appricots.

I spent a bit of time on Saturday actually canning them. And it wasn't as much work as I remembered it being when my mom made us help her when we were little. So after a few hours, I had results! Can you tell, I'm excited? I'm so proud of myself. Now onto the next task, fruit leather...

Now, what you're all waiting for... The Results

8 comments:

Alissa said...

lucky you... someday you'll be just like mom...

Stacy said...

Way to go! When I first learned I soon realized that few sounds were as sweetly rewarded as to hear those jar lids "pop".

They look beautiful!

Carrie ~ ckbraveheart said...

sweet!! i'm canning for the first time today, too! and apricots!

Meemer said...

nice jars! Isnt' it fun to do something "old fashioned"!

Heididodah said...

There is nothing better than having a row of shiny jars full of food you canned yourself. I get more excited about that then buying them in the store. It's so satisfying and fulfills something inside of yourself. I made freezer jam this weekend and I was so proud of them. You did a great job!!

sheri said...

Yer such a Mormon. :)
Just seeing those jars of nicely canned apricots makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, remembering all the summers my mom and I canned stuff. Maybe someday I'll try something more ambitious than strawberry freezer jam.

Adam said...

Ahem...I hate to be rain on your parade...but success in canning is not measured by the canning itself...but whether you will eat it later. They look beatiful...but if they still look beatiful a year from now, you may consider altering your canning methods (or perhaps the object of said methods) Anyways...It's a good start. When you get to doing dilly beans, let me know...I'll be happy to be your guinea pig.

Aunt Lynda said...

Jenny, I have been getting my jars for canning at Deseret Industries, the best resource there is kiddo. Make sure you check the jars for defects, especially around the tops. It will cut the cost of your jars by almost a quarter, and if you get them from thrift shops in the winter when canning season is over you will wind up paying about a nickle each. You apricots look great, can't wait till you go buy a pressure canner and really get going...lol.