Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Canning is Finally Done

Last week my mom and I finished up the canning season with a big batch of Taco Soup. It feels good to have my canning shelves and freezer full of the delicious things our family loves to eat through the winter. Here is a list of the items:

Strawberry Jam

Black Raspberry Jam




Green Beans

Tomato Juice

Vegetable Soup

Taco Soup

Yesterday my mom called me in the morning and asked if she could come over for the afternoon and bring all the ingredients to make supper together. I had just laid out some fish, but quickly threw those puppies back in the freezer and said "come on over". We had a fun afternoon making BBQ meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole & broccoli salad. We also whipped up a batch of cut-out sugar cookies and decorated them all while the kids were napping. Thanks, Mom! I love you!


heather said...

Wow you are SO blessed to have a mom like that! Sounds like fun. The cookies are beautiful.

Cottonista said...

I'm so impressed, Sherri! I would love to get more canning done, but this year I've only managed to do zucchini relish, pears and pinto beans. My canning shelves look pathetic. Do you use a recipe for your taco soup? My sister in law has been wanting to can it, but doesn't have a recipe for a huge batch.

Sherri said...

Thanks Joyce. I did have a lot of help from my two wonderful mothers...and I think you still have some goodies coming from up here as well. The taco soup recipe I have calls for 1 lb. hamburger, 1 pkg. taco seasoning, 1 sm onion, 15 oz. v8 juice, 15 oz. stewed tomatoes, 15 oz. corn, 15 oz. black beans, 1 sm jar salsa. We just multiplied it by 5 and that filled a stock pot.