The last load of my half of the green beans just finished and is still in the canner waiting for the pressure to drop. I have to run down to the storage unit. Another one right next to ours opened up and Vince wants it so I’ll go take care of that and unless I change my mind, I’m going to the Mexican restaurant for lunch. I’m too tired to cook and still have lots of canning to do this evening.
I decided it was crazy to run 7 quarts in the Presto on the glasstop when I could run 14 quarts in the big All American outside. Plus . . it’s hot here. My a/c is running so I don’t need the added heat in the house.
I ended up with 26 quarts of green beans plus I kept out some for cooking over the next few days and I plan to make a big pot of soup tomorrow. We may have a bit of cold weather next week. Winter isn’t over for us but it’s moving out so we’ll have cold days here and there but likely not weeks of cold at one time so I want to get in a bit more soup before summer gets here.
It was really nice canning outside. The area downstairs is basically shielded from the wind on three sides and if I needed to, I could move the stove down closer to the stairs and probably have no wind issues at all. I don’t have a table set up down there yet so that makes it a little inconvenient when removing jars but Vince will take care of that when he gets here.
I think I only have about 20 empty quart jars, though I have been going through a lot of jars eating canned food instead of cooking. So, probably won’t do much canning til I empty out more jars though Vince will be bringing quite a few with the next move.