Thursday, July 16, 2009


"I'm sorry ma'am, but you didn't buy these here." Ah Geez!

Since our peach tree is absolutely laden with peaches, Hubby and I decided that we need to preserve some of these beauties. No. We have never, ever, canned anything before. How hard can it be?

If this is any indication...I'm worried!

We have a big pot (great start), and a scrumptious sounding recipe, we just needed some of the jars & utensils. Jars, no problem. We were having trouble finding some of the other things.

We bought a canning funnel, okay? Then found a canner rack to go in the bottom of the pot, right? Well, it doesn't fit in our pot. Hubby wants to go buy a humoungous pot now. I don't think we need that rack now. Did the pioneers have racks for their pots? Ha! I don't know.

Then we went to another store a few days later and found a utensil set for preserving, put out by the Ball company that makes the jars. No problem, we'll return the rack & funnel, since the set comes with a funnel.

Off to Wallyworld we go this morning.

Hubby: You have the receipt, right?

Me, reaching down to the floorboards underneath the rack & funnel: It was under here.

Hubby: I cleaned out the car yesterday & threw a bunch of crap away.

Me, looking around the car thinking, if you cleaned out the car, you didn't do a very good job: I am not going through the outside garbage can.

If you don't know, when you go inside Walmart and plan to return an item or four, you have to get a sticker of some kind to take over to the return counter. We all laughed because the sticker machine would not produce a sticker for these items. Damn technology. Turns out, we didn't buy it there. hahahahaha! Takes quite a bit to embarass me. No problem, let's go to Target.

To make a really long story short, we didn't buy them there either. I truly have no idea where we got them. I figure we'll run across it eventually.

Anyway, see what I mean...we are so in trouble!


Cynthia L. H. said...

You need my Mom. She's an expert. I canNOT believe, after all these years of seeing the beautiful canned goods that she turns out...that I have not learned how...
I just eat them and smile.
I'm going to want to know how some day. I really should pay attention.

Scriptor Senex said...

Canning goods is not my scene - but anyone who has so much fruit they have to can it is always welcome to donate it by going to......
Good luck, can't wait to see the outcome.

Simply Heather said...

"Me, looking around the car thinking, if you cleaned out the car, you didn't do a very good job: I am not going through the outside garbage can."

Oh-I felt this one, visualized it and saw my expression on your face...hahahaha

Lisa, it's so much fun to share our mishaps with one another. I love this post. I don't know a thing about canning, other than witnessing and observing it happening. I'm sure my southern born and raised relatives could show you how to take care of those peaches though. My daddy is from the Peach State (Georgia) :)

Dan Felstead said...

GREAT POST! My wife and i used to can vegetables years ago...LOT OF WORK! They are just not as good as the fresh ones..but then again...we probably did not know what we were doing!

Have a great weekend.


Anonymous said...

Yep, it does sound as if you are 'so in trouble'. I can't wait to hear (and hopefully see) how this tale turns out. ;)

septembermom said...

I'm so clueless about canning anything! I admire anyone who can figure it out. Fun post. Now I feel like a peach:)

Tabby said...

I have never canned anything in my life, but have watched Martha Stewart do it on t.v. and I have to give you credit as it looks to be a pain. But those peaches of yours look so beautiful and yummy I would be willing to give it a try.

Pam said...

How funny! I use my canning funnel and rack for other things, not just canning, so it's not so terrible to have doubles.

I can't wait to see what you can.

The6ofusinca said...

You two are too funny! This is how I felt last summer when I tried to join the canning (Bal) world! sigh!!!! I'm blessed I got freezer jam under my belt now! ha!

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