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But my question is don’t you get tired of peeling potatoes (50 lbs!) when you can that many? I’ve only canned potatoes once and I have carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands so it’s never easy to do. But that session of canning potatoes really did me in for a couple days because of the peeling.
I don't always peel them. Just scrub them.
 

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I got a good price on elbow noodles and have lots of Velveeta type cheese, so I'm going to PC macaroni and cheese in pints. I know one of my canning groups has a recipe.
 

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I got a good price on elbow noodles and have lots of Velveeta type cheese, so I'm going to PC macaroni and cheese in pints. I know one of my canning groups has a recipe.
I'm not fond of Velveeta but I'd be interested in the recipe if your noodles don't turn to mush.
 

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Canned out first batch of chicken soup last night but unfortunately was so tired that I didn’t even think about peeling the carrots. Just rinsed and diced. Realized it this morning. Guess I’ll be repackaging it for the freezer. Disappointed I forgot. I don’t peel them for eating so it’s not something I think about. Guess I was to tired to be canning but needed to get the chicken canned. 12 pints will be repackaged and put in the freezer. Hope to never make that mistake again. Looking forward to trying it anyways.
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So teach me oh wise one
Canned out first batch of chicken soup last night but unfortunately was so tired that I didn’t even think about peeling the carrots. Just rinsed and diced. Realized it this morning. Guess I’ll be repackaging it for the freezer. Disappointed I forgot. I don’t peel them for eating so it’s not something I think about. Guess I was to tired to be canning but needed to get the chicken canned. 12 pints will be repackaged and put in the freezer. Hope to never make that mistake again. Looking forward to trying it anyways.
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So teach me oh wise one - I know not why you have to peel the carrots???
 

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So teach me oh wise one - I know not why you have to peel the carrots???
Far from wise. Lol So do you not peel all your root vegetables?! The canning books etc say your gunna die of botulism if you don’t peel root vegetables. The botulism is just lurking in the shadows (or cracks of the veggies) to kill us. Lol
I thought that was the point of the long pressure cook time 🤷🏻‍♀️
We opened one for dinner to try and it was absolutely delicious so that’s a start. If y’all don’t hear from me after this know we died of carrot botulism.
 

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So it’s normal not to peel the root vegetables? Sheesh. I’d rather leave it on.
I'd not heard this before but like you, figured the PC kills the bacteria that lurch in the veggies. Will be curious if others chime in. I would think as long as the jars are properly sealed etc. all good.
 

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Thank you everyone! I left the jars sealing after the first comments since clearly it didn’t sound like it was something everyone knew/practiced. Does leaving the skins on potatoes change the taste any? The carrots didn’t taste any different in the chicken soup and I’ll be doing potatoes next weekend so thinking about leaving the skins on now.
Seems so odd it’s a major “no no” for “safe canning” but yet y’all have been fine and doesn’t sound like even knew it was a “no no”. So much still to learn.
Btw hubby says the Chipotle in adobo beef came out very good but more like soup than seasoned beef. The recipe says to dump the juice but that’s the good stuff so I’m told so that won’t happen. 😂 Hurray! Another successful recipe for the books! Can not wait for our cow to get back from the locker.
 

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I just juiced a bunch of blackberries which will be made into wine. I am looking at a bushel of pears and another of apples, debating canning them. I have a full pantry, and probably 18 jars of everything already. I really don’t need them and could give them away, but...... what are you guys doing as far as putting away? Are you saving as much as you can, or letting some things slide and enjoying your time otherwise? I am starting to wonder if I have issues, or being very prepared.
 

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