>jack finally realizes how shit he is
>tries to hang self on rafter in his basement
>entire house gets pulled down around him, killing his entire family while sparing him
>emergency services show up
>he makes that disgusting cutesy face
>to show his gratitude to the EMS he undercooks a chicken
i love it
i like to can beans because dry beans are a pain in the ass to prepare and canning 6 or 7 pints isn't a lot of EXTRA work than if you were going to just make enough for a meal.. and 6 or 7 pints is about $2 worth of dry beans.. it's literally 5x cheaper.. and you don't have to lug around heavy salty store bought cans
fresh produce is also key.. buy a bushel of tomatoes in august for $12 and have enough to last the year
also pie pumpkins and squash.. other things that can be a pain in the ass to prepare but if you feel like canning one day you can do a few and then make last minute soup that you don't have to bake a squash for 3 hours
Nah. I eat the things I put up over the year. If you are very dear to me you might get a half pint of jam or pear butter.
If my friends want more I organize big canning week-ends. They throw in money or ingredients and they leave with jars.
That's odd. Bakers are very generous people, and are always giving away (read: pushing) their cakes and cookies onto other people. I wonder what makes canners more selfish (less pushy)?
my canned food is usually just produce, meat and beans.. no salt, sugar, acid, etc. added
i buy what i need to last me the year
if someone expresses interest in my preserves i might offer them one or two but i generally like to keep them for myself.. it's not like they're going to go bad
i'm also a decent baker and i find baked goods sit well at a gathering of people as opposed to a jar of cold, unprepared, canned tomatos
>tl:dr, make lots of things and try not to push anything on anyone
Yeah figured. Don't have a pressure canner, so short window of pumkin for me.
I make small batches... Maybe 1 1/2 pint (3 small jars) of strawberry jam and 2 of blueberry jam last summer?
As opposed to say, tomato, where I did half a bussel so I had 18 pints of crushed tomatoes...
If I give you some of my jam, yes, you are a very good friend.
Whats the point in deleting the Ja/ck/ threads? better off just containing it and letting us Ja/ck/it in peace.
I would'nt have storage space for it. It's not too bad, I have plenty of high acid food I can make.
And I've got a good pattern for tomatoes... Skin, cut, simmer, pack, stick in their waterbath for 35 minutes... The processing time allows me to do other stuff at the same time (laundry, watch tv, browse 4chan). Nice little rythm.
that's cool.. i forget about space issues..
i take my pressure canner and a couple burners and pots down to the river and make a field trip out of it
it's far too hot to do a lot of canning in my place during tomato season
>why do they delete jack?
because they think they are big men
That sounds nice. I cook inside but let the jars cool outside (also helps space wise).
Pic related, from making tomatoes last summer.
nice.. mine are on an unlit shelf so this is the best photo i can get right now.. processed in august of last year