I got a bunch of produce for basically free and needed to process it. I had mushrooms, tomatoes, carrots & some apples.
I froze some homemade cream of mushroom soup (left too much headroom, but better than not enough!) I found out in the nick of time that I couldn't put these in the pressure canner since they contained dairy - if I had, I would've had a big mess on my hands!
Cooking down the tomatoes; carrots in the pressure canner.
3 quarts of carrots, 4 pints & 1 smaller jar of mushroom soup (these ones were NOT CREAM of mushroom), 3 pints of applesauce & almost 1 quart - which made it to the fridge, 8 pints of tomato sauce, 9 pints of carrots.
The applesauce and tomato sauce were canned in a hot water bath, the rest were canned in a pressure canner. This was the first time I used my pressure canner. I was slightly intimidated by it, but now I look forward to using it more. I have a bunch of potatoes I plan on canning, one of these days.
By the way, a word to the wise, don't start working on canning at 7:30pm, it takes a lot longer than one may think!
So what did Steven do while I was canning during the day?
Rearrange my cupboards
Play with anything he could reach on the counter