Canning with Kenny

I love to learn new things and this fall I learned to can. I have been going to my grandma's house to can, but thought, let's try it on our own. For those of you that haven't canned before, it's a bit of a process. We canned applesauce and pickled jalapenos. The apples came from my grandma's tree and the jalapenos came from Kenny's parents garden. Kenny did the jalapenos, so I'm not sure on the recipe, but it was very easy and fast. The applesauce was also easy, but took more time. Below is my basic and generic recipe. It is really that simple, but if you need more thorough instructions you can go here.

 Steps for making applesauce:
1. Peel, core, and dice apples 
2. Add enough water to cover the bottom of your pot 
3. Place on stove top and cook on medium heat for 1 hour 
4. Remove from heat and add sugar and spices to taste 

I also wanted to point out how cute Kenny was canning with me. He was very excited about the jalapenos and didn't really care about all of my applesauce. Once we took the jars out after processing them, you have to let them sit for 24 hours. Within the first 30 minutes you usually hear a popping sound from each of the jars, which means the lids have sealed. Kenny was so anxious because my applesauce jars popped first. But don't worry my friends, the jalapenos finally popped and Kenny finally vacated his seat at the table :)

Only a hundred pounds of apples left! : )

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