2017 Canning Challenge
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Registered User MsMarieH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    midwest
    Age
    53
    Posts
    925
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    12

    Default 2017 Canning Challenge

    Would anyone be interested in a canning challenge for 2017?

    It can be totally up to any individual what they want to do. But basically you'd be committing to canning 12 different things in 2017.

    For a monthly challenge, here's my thoughts. You can substitute your own if you prefer.

    Jan: Beans
    Feb: Oranges
    Mar: Lemons
    Apr: Carrots
    May: Beverages
    June: Strawberries
    July: Peaches
    August: Tomatoes
    Sept: Salsa
    Oct: Apples
    Nov: Cranberries
    Dec: Soup

    Alternatively, you could just commit to canning SOMETHING every month or participants could try a new recipe every month. I don't care how you individualize it.

    Would anyone want to do it with me?
    2018/2019 Pay Off the Windows Challenge: $31,057.34/$31,057.34 (Goal: Pay Off By 11/30/2019 - DONE! PAID IN FULL 11/15/19)

  2. #2
    Registered User Raiquee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Age
    34
    Posts
    866
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    Yesssss!!! As a sub challenge I am also challenging myself to canning 200 jars of food this coming year! I canned just shy of 100 (really ill be canning french onion soup in the next few days, so I should break it) so I have high hopes for next year!

    I will be back with my months!
    Step 2
    Will update this when I have time

    Food grown for my family so far: 37lbs 1 oz!

  3. #3
    Registered User Contrary Housewife's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    7,763
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    75
    Rep Power
    57

    Default

    I have so many jars from previous years, pickles, jam, tomato sauce, salsa, relish, gardeniera, etc. I think my challenge this year will be to eat it up before it gets old and mushy/flavorless. I keep forgetting about it.
    Stop trying to organize all of your family’s crap. If organization worked for you, you’d have rocked it by now. It’s time to ditch stuff and de-crapify your world.

    If you're not using the stuff in your home, get rid of it. You're not going to start using it more by shoving it into a closet.

    Use it up, Wear it out,
    Make it do, Or do without. ~unknown

    A clean house is a sign of a wasted life. ~unknown

  4. Remove Advertisements
    FrugalVillage.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Registered User brenda67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    paradise
    Age
    52
    Posts
    3,478
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    27

    Default

    If I'm able to post I'm in.
    Wife to Keith
    Mom of 3 boys

  6. #5
    Registered User Spirit Deer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Boundary Waters, Minnesota
    Posts
    18,439
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    85

    Default

    I'd be interested in doing this challenge with a slight change. I don't want to can twelve different foods, but I would be interested in canning twelve different recipes. I've been meaning to try canning a variety of dry bean recipes and maybe this will be the push I need to finally get it done. I'll give it some thought and see if I can come up with twelve recipes. So far I've thought of:

    1. Chili beans
    2. Baked beans
    3. Bean soup
    4. Chicken soup
    5. Black beans
    6. Kidney beans
    7. Hot pepper jam
    8. Broth

    Looks like I'm over halfway there, but the list is subject to change. I just canned sauerkraut, drat the luck.

  7. #6
    Registered User pinetree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    7,468
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    47

    Default

    I'm in. Not sure about 12 different kinds, but need to can enough for the year.

  8. #7
    Registered User Raiquee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Age
    34
    Posts
    866
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    Well i'm not going to do months really, but 12 new things:

    soups,
    sweet and sour sauce
    ketchup
    baked beans
    kraut
    apple pie filling ( dang it all! )
    different salsas (I only do verde and a super mild garden salsa)
    bbq sauce
    sloppy joe starter
    roasted eggplant and pepper puttanesca sauce (i'm surprised this is can-able!)

    Not sure what else. Kinda peev-ed the new ball cook is 1/2 recipes, not cannables. Also a section on freezing and dehydrating. Which is useful, but not what I thought it was. I thought it was a remake with new canning recipes of the big ball book.

    Got 6 pints of French onion soup coming out of the canner in 15 min. Way to ring in the new year! 6/200 jars filled!
    Step 2
    Will update this when I have time

    Food grown for my family so far: 37lbs 1 oz!

  9. #8
    Registered User brenda67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    paradise
    Age
    52
    Posts
    3,478
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    27

    Default

    Finished 2016 canning 173 jars

    I will can 12 -different recipes as I can't tolerate canning during the summer months.

    Today, I canned 6-pints of baked beans w/bacon.

    2016~ was the year for canning mostly new recipes which I will list to be able to come back to as a reference..Instead of canning mostly meat I tried to blalance it with other foods.

    Blackberry pie filling.
    Cherry pie filling.
    Strawberry pie filling.
    Blueberry pie filling.
    Apple pie filling.
    Danish cherry sauce.
    Pepper jelly.
    Strawberry jam.
    Cherry jam.
    Apple butter.
    Extra Extra hot salsa.
    Mild salsa.
    Blackberry juice.
    Concord grape juice.
    Hamburger.
    Spicy taco meat.
    London broil strips.
    Orange chicken.
    Bourbon chicken.
    Chipotle beef.
    Chicken gravy dinner in a jar.
    Chicken broth.
    Turkey broth.
    BBQ sauce.

    I'm pretty proud of the variety that I canned..
    Wife to Keith
    Mom of 3 boys

Similar Threads

  1. Is anyone making New Years Resolutions for 2017?
    By earlybird in forum General Chat
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-29-2016, 01:38 AM
  2. Free 2017 Fatima Calendar
    By luvdietcoke in forum Freebies
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-03-2016, 05:48 PM
  3. Canning Food Challenge..
    By brenda67 in forum Food challenges
    Replies: 68
    Last Post: 11-16-2015, 08:48 PM
  4. 2017 debtfree
    By Debtfree2017 in forum Dave Ramsey
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 03-06-2012, 09:30 AM
  5. Canning Question! Do I need canning salt
    By Minner77 in forum Meal planning
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-17-2010, 02:47 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •