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Baby Preparations/Canning Soup March 5, 2012

Filed under: canning — janelmartin @ 11:41 am

I’ve been meaning to can some soup all winter, but I haven’t done it until now.  I made a list of things I want to get done before the baby comes.  Making meals ahead of time is one of my major goals and canning soup can be done months before we want to eat it.

On Friday two friends came over and we made Cheesy Cheeseburger Soup and Vegetable Beef Soup.  It took us all morning to get the soups mixed together even though we had everything chopped.  We had some of the cheeseburger soup for lunch.  After lunch, we started on the canning.  We only finished one batch before everyone went home.  It takes about 2 hours to can the one kind of soup and an hour for the other.  I canned two batches on Friday and put the rest in the fridge for Saturday.  I also decided to make Chunky Chicken soup and can that on Sat.

Saturday was filled with cooking and canning soup.  It’s an all day process, but now we have 17 Quarts of Vegetable Beef Soup and 8 Quarts of Chunky Chicken.  I plan on adding noodles to the chicken soup when we are ready to eat it, so it will be like chicken noodle soup.  That will provide us with lots of meals in the next year or so. Yum!