Sunday, February 27, 2011
Sockeye salmon was on sale this week for $3.99 lb., so I bought 2 salmon and canned 7 jars in the pressure canner and had enough left over to make some delicious salmon spread for an appetizer. It's super easy, just put cleaned, fresh salmon in pint jars with the skin side next to the glass, and process for 100 min. in your pressure canner.
Then, I had bought a 106 oz. can of tomato sauce at Costco for $2.25, and canned up 8 pints of taco sauce. I need to buy 3 or 4 more cans of that tomato sauce and make some ketchup and some spaghetti sauce. I am having trouble though with finding enough canning jars and the room to store up all of the yummy foods that I am preserving for my family.
Next on my list is to buy some more flour for bread baking. Tonight, I am cooking up some smoked brats that my hubby and I made back in December. I came across a recipe for quick hamburger/hotdog buns and will try my hand at homemade buns. I will serve them with some home canned Boston baked beans for a simple and quick dinner.
I also canned 2 pints of provolone cheese last weekend and am waiting for mozzarella to go on sale to can some of that , too. I melted the cheese in the jars that were sitting in hot water, removed air bubbles and WB for 40 minutes. You'll notice that the provolone turned somewhat dark after being canned. I'm not sure what causes that, but it is still good. I see the date on my camera is wrong so I will have to fix that, the picture was taken today. That's the update on canning in our household.