Monday, September 27, 2010

Canning Green Beans

I love my grandma, she is so funny! I asked her if I could use her canner and she was so worried that I would not be able to do it by myself, especially since my stove is electric. After I went and borrowed it, she called me again to see if I could do it. She didn't trust me. Hahaha! I think she really just wanted to help me out with them, which I was glad because I probably would have screwed them up! I love to learn how to cook from my grandma, even though it is a little intimidated to cook with seasoned cookers. I always feel that every little mistake will be scrutinized! I remember when I was younger and I helped her, she was very conservative in cutting the ends off of the beans. While I was taking the ends off I tried to hide my pile so she wouldn't get mad if I took too much off. If she saw me at home when I cut up green beans, she would have a heart attack! She also thought they were the best looking beans, every time she got a really good one, she would hold it up and show me. I love her!

I canned 18 jars, I was very proud of myself, until I went to visit my friend after. She told me she decided that canning was a waste of time and that if an earthquake happened all the jars would shatter anyways....So there goes my days worth of work. And she said, "If I need food I will just go buy it for 50 cents at Wal-Mart!) Oh well! it was fun to share the afternoon with my grandma!

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