Monday, June 28, 2010

Canning Green Beans

Yesterday a friend and I went to my parents and spent the day canning green beans.  Just like house projects, I find out that this project also took twice as long as I expected.  We got there at 8am and went to the garden to start picking the beans.  I think we will be done by noon and we don't end up leaving until around 5:00 that evening.  All's good though, because we have some yummy canned green beans now.

Here are the beans we picked.

We snapped the ends off and then snapped them in half.  

My friend Lisa washing the beans.

Here's me putting the beans in the jars.

After we get the beans in the jars, we put lids on them and then stick them in the pressure cooker.
It takes about 45 minutes for each batch, you can do around 6 jars at a time.

Then you take them out and let them cool.  All done.

My green beans at home in my cabinet :)

I grabbed some other fresh veggies from the garden, too!
I love having home made canned veggies.  We didn't add salt to the green beans or anything, I usually just cut up onions and add some herbs when cooking them.  I made a can of them last  night and they were delish!  We're hoping to can some more in a few weeks and also can some tomatoes and corn when they're ready.  I would really love to make some home made salsa and can it.
Do you have any home canned favorites?

Little Foot & Simba playing yesterday.


Jill said...

Looks so good! I don't have any experience with canned veggies, but love love love zuchinni and summer squash grilled.

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teresa-bug said...

I am so jealous of your parents' green beans! The bunnies keep eating mine...I have replanted 4 times.

shawnadammit said...

I learned how to can a couple of yeas ago. So far, I've only made jellies, jams, apple and pumpkin butters.

I make a really good vodka sauce, and I'd love to learn how to can that, but it has cream in it, so I am unsure.

Jessica said...

I was just telling my mom the other day that I wanted her to teach me how to can! I love canned plums and cherries...yum!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Wait a second? You can THERE? With that background? Outside?

Color me jealous.

A well dezigned life. said...

I love Zucchini. I fry it and make bread. I will make the bread with splenda to compensate for frying it ;) and freeze it so I can have some after garden season is over!
Love your blog! Very neat!
A well dezigned life.

Lou :) said...

Everything looks so yummy ! You did a great job :)
LF looks like he has a new friend too :D