Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Lets Get Snappin...Green Beans That Is!

Have you ever met someone who you very quickly knew you could be friends with? Well it just so happens that we got a new manager a few months ago at the potato chip factory.  At the time, I wasn't too thrilled with having to train a newbie.  Give me a little credit: I had just gotten pregnant and wasn't feeling so hot, AND I was still trying to learn my new job, let alone train someone else.

Anyhow, she was assigned to me and luckily, she turned out to be sown from the same seed.  I often refer to her as my partner in crime (PIC) at work, and just recently she has become my canning buddy.  I am pretty sure that all the other managers make fun of us for talking about gardens and canning and these sorts of things all the time, but that is ok because we enjoy it!

Believe it or not, I hadn't ever canned green beans before so my PIC (pictured below) invited me over after work for just that reason.  Oh boy, did she work me hard.  I believe that we snapped around 13 pounds of green beans! 

That is one large bowl of green beans!

Lets heat it up...for about 5 minutes in boiling water.

The pressure is on..10 pounds for 10 minutes!

We ended up with 12 quarts total!

Did I mention that we also canned bread and butter pickles!  Canning is definately easier and funner if you find a canning buddy! 


  1. I love to can. It is soooo rewarding to eat all winter off of what you raised all summer. I am hoping to put some up this weekend myself.

  2. You are going to be happy with yourself this winter. You can even mash them up for the little one to eat when it's time! You go girl!

  3. This is my first year of canning and I love it! Do share your pickle recipe :)

  4. What is it with all these Indiana women blogs I follow and your canning and freezing? I am so impressed. First your gardens are ahead of ours than in North Dakota. So keep sharing and I'm getting inspired and learning along the way.


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