What's everyone canning this year?

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  1. carolyn

    carolyn Strong Ash

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    today its chili. I used up tomatoes that I picked last week ... for the first time this year. I have sold everything of given it away so far. but with 40* nights for the past week there isn't much to pick now. hopefully it warms up enough to get a crop of beans yet so I can can those for my pantry. I haven't canned much this year. no time. I have peppers... lots of peppers. any suggestions? I have made pepper relish in the past but I don't think I have enough bell peppers to di that. I plenty of med hots though. sigh. they just didn't grow before the end of my markets.
     
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    Carolyn, peppers freeze well to be used in dishes later. I simply wash the peppers, remove the seeds and integument, cut in strips about 1/4" wide, and put in freezer bags. When I need peppers I just break off a clump of frozen peppers and chop if needed and either thaw or add frozen to whatever I'm cooking.
     
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    Thanks Jane.

    So, I just finished filling the jars and I ended up with 21 quart jars of chili and 7 3 cup jars. I reuse the jars from Aldi that have fruit in them. I sure wish I could find that size for retail sale. it is a perfect size for a small family or even 2 healthy eaters with nothing left over.
     
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    Ach Carolyn, too bad you don't live here, I could give you the addy the jar business we use.
    Was that chilli's or chili con carne?
     
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    carolyn Strong Ash

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    S, it was chili co n carne. No beans.
     
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    You are such a great gardener...I'd say you are a gardener and more!
    You preserve food so well. I have never thought about preserving Chili con. that way, I always just freeze it in.
    Did I infer correctly that one cannot "can" chilli this way WITH beans?
     
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    carolyn Strong Ash

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    no... don't infer. I don't like the beans. especially kidney beans. the rest I can tolerate I don't even mind some of them, but if the beans are already canned why waste my time opening them and recanning them? nor do I always have the thought ahead of time to soak beans and use them. so... add the beans as desired or not.
     
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    I gotcha Carolyn.
     
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    I can beef and chicken broth often. I use it for all kind of things. I have done mushrooms and dehydrated them this year. Grounded sausage, ground turkey, ground beef, and ground beef with all different flavors in it, lamb chops, corn beef, chuck steaks, chunks of beef for stew, potatoes cubed and french fries, bacon, chicken legs, chicken thighs, chicken breast sliced, onions cooked forever, for french onion soup. and too many other things to remember.
     
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