Canning season is upon us again and I love it! Since we still have plenty of jams and apple sauce to get us through until next fall, I’ve decided to only can my soups! I love my soups – they are so warm and so yummy when the weather gets cold out.
I have actually made two huge pots of soup in September already and we have eaten it all. It has cooled down just enough after our really hot summer, that it seems perfect for a hot bowl of soup in the evening for dinner. Coupled with a piece of sour dough bread – Oh my!
Today I set to work again and made another big pot of soup and am now putting it in jars to be canned by my oldest daughter.
She won’t allow me to use the pressure cooker – probably for good reason! Ha! 🙂 But I let her do that work because I get to make the soup which is fun for me.
Tomorrow my youngest daughter and I are going to make up some homemade chili and we’ll can that too. Vegetable/Chicken and Chili soup canned for the next year is a beautiful thing and it’s fun to make with the family and eat with the family 🙂
Are you doing any canning this year? Are you canning jams or soups? Maybe you are super excited to can and doing both! I’d love to hear about it.
UPDATE: Got all the Chicken/Vegetable soup made, three huge pots!
It’s definitely enough to last us a while 🙂 Which means not as much cooking for me – and this is a good thing because the only meals I can cook without burning it or catching the kitchen on fire are Tacos, Soup, Turkey Dinner (I have caught the turkey on fire before and set off all the fire alarms) Ha!, and Spaghetti and Meatballs. I think there is one other thing, but I won’t include salads… Oh! Chocolate Chip Cookies – that’s a meal right? 🙂
WOW – I’m impressed! That’s a lot of jars of soup 🙂 Canning is so much easier if you share the job with someone. Especially if you tend to be a little dangerous in the kitchen.
Here’s my daughter putting in the jars and pouring in the water…
And there’s the lid! I can’t wait until they are all done!
I love this time of year – Autumn brings fun times in the kitchen with my lovely girls and yummy soups and jams for all to enjoy all year long! Thank You God for family and food!