What a great time of year this is...when we can reap the benefits of the fruits and vegetables that grow in our area. I have been busy canning, and I always enjoy that. This is the first year I canned peaches. (Thanks to my friend Amy for the "know-how"...:) It was so easy and they turned out great!
These pears we got from Tony's parents. I am not too fond of pears, but Tony and the kids love them...so I did a couple of batches today.
Even Miss. Kaycee is gettin' the goods! I pureed both apples and pears, and they made the best baby food. Just like in the jars. She has her own little shelf in the canning room. Lucky GIRL!!!!
I also thought I would freeze some corn. I usually do this each year, but this year we didn't grow it ourselves. I did a little experiment to see if it was worth it $$ money wise to buy, and then freeze. Nope. Where I bought it (roadside stand), it was a little pricey. Then I compared the cans from costco, vs. dollar amount...and Costco prices won by about $5.00. Now, next year, if we grow it ourselves...then it would definatley pan out.
Next up, I will be making jam. I put all of my fruit in the freezer over the summer. It was way to hot to be cooking over my stove...so I decided I would wait for cooler temperatures. I will be making Strawberry, Cherry, Plum, Blackberry, Blueberry and Peach Jam...
Yum. Yum. Yum!!! :)