Last week I went to the grocery store. Being the frugal person I am my heart did a flip when the price of pickles were $3.99. Yes, that was the generic brand. That is a lot in a grocery budget when bought weekly.
Canning may seem old fashioned but last year I saved at least $50.00 on pizza sauce, pasta sauce, and chili mix. It does seem time consuming, but after one try it really does get easier. No need to take a class, just grab a book for beginners and get started.
This is my third year and I tried something new…pickles! They really could not have been easier to make and the directions are simple.
Lucky for me this year was a great year for cucumbers…the rest of my garden, not so much. By the time I finished canning my efforts yielded 8 quarts.
Step 1: clean canning jars
step 2: buy the mix, organize ingredients and utensils.
step 3: start canning process.
Do you try to can your garden produce each year? If so, what is your specialty? I still think that tomatoes are easy, but now I will be adding pickles to my garden from now on.
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