Well, we are back from the family canning party (known as Pickle Palooza this year) with TONS of canned goods. The family canned 360 quarts of dill pickles & 60ish pints of bread & butter pickles. Other family members brought some of their own veggies that we also canned. This year, that included beets from our garden (we did pickled as well as regular veggie beets), tomatoes, and roasted red peppers.
Me pickle packing! Other canning stations include: Washy Washers, Nibber Nubbers (cut off ends), Briners, Steamed Steamers, as well as the jar preparation station. I can't remember the exact names for a few, but there are visors stating job title for everyone;P
There were about 30 people there for the canning weekend spanning Thursday evening/Friday morning until Sunday morning when everyone began leaving. My in-laws hosted at their house out in the woods this year where some slept in tents outside and others all throughout the house. They have a perfect location for it though and no one felt too packed in. I can't wait for next year! It is such a fun way to have a family reunion!
Here is what I brought home with me from the canning weekend!
Monday: Cathy's Sherried Tomato Soup & Tomato & Basil Grilled Cheese
Tuesday: Big Daddy's Dirty Rice
Wednesday: Oven-Ham Sammies & Salad
Thursday: Shrimp Pasta in a Foil Package & Green Beans
Friday: Taco Night
Saturday: Tangy Sirloin Strips & Zucchini Au Gratin
Sunday: Butter Chicken over Steamed Rice & Roasted Broccoli
I will also be making lots of things with these I would imagine....