I did grocery shopping yesterday and after putting away everything, (I always go through and chop up all the celery, bell pepper, green onions, carrots, etc. and freeze them for quick use) I had a ton of veggies in the freezer waiting to make into stock.
This morning my hubby took me to Wally World and bought me a new pressure canner!
My first brand new pressure canner!
I took it out of the box and washed everything according to the directions before getting started. I also washed up some canning jars that my mother-in-law had given me a month or so ago since she no longer needed them.
Fresh clean jars
Next I put all my veggies, seasonings and water into a stock pot to boil like I do for freezing.
|Soon to be stock|
After boiling for an hour the stock was ready to be canned. It turns the most beautiful golden brown.
After filling the jars I loaded them into the canner.
|Ain't it purty!|
|3 piece jiggler set for 10lbs pressure|
|Wating for it to "jiggle"|
and waited. I had to turn the temperature down once or twice to keep it at a steady rhythm.
At the end of the day I had 6 quarts and one pint of beautiful stock!
|A good days work!|