Today we together made a huge pot of vegetable soup. She diced the potatoes as I browned the ground beef and chopped the onions. She smashed and diced the garlic and together we both took turns stirring the pot and the result was a very tasty but huge pot of soup. Even with two large bowls for dinner we have far too much for us to refrigerate and feel safe it'll keep before we have completed the entire pot. Waste bugs me.
So, tomorrow I will break out the 'ole All American and a few Mason jars of blue and green and can the remaining soup. Besides, I need the practice. Along with Ball's Blue Book I shall also use Jackie Clay's excellent book on home canning for reference. I don't trust myself to remember every little step in the canning process, as you too shouldn't.