This is the first year I have really canned a big amount. I am so happy that I have done this much! Even though my garden did not produce I was able to find deals from homeowners selling their excess, plus a few purchases from farm stands, and freebies from friends. This is what I have done so far:
There are quarts of peaches, tomatoes, vegetable soup, and apples. Then I did pints of squash, apples, and a pepper peach jelly which is very yummy! The only bad thing is my jelly did not set up for some reason. I was real disappointed yet my aunt told me I could use it as a glaze, over cream cheese, and I have even mixed some two parts (runny!) jelly to one part oil and one part apple cider vinegar. It makes the best salad dressing for a chicken salad! It's not much yet I will probably do a little bit more when I can get my house back in order. Canning and putting on a new roof leaves very little time for anything else.
As for the roof it is almost finished! Three long weeks, a little bit at a time between mainly my step son, hubby, and yes!a little bit me. My step son is finishing the rest as I am writing this with the last sky light finally in, and after today we should be done. Yea!
The other thing I realize is with all of this "new" light coming in I can really tell where I need to do my major fall cleaning. Well, it's always something!