Preface: I have always wanted to learn how to can. (And when I say “can” I am not talking about the energetic chorus line, high kick dance from the 1800’s.) I’m talking about putting edible food items in glass jars and preserving them for later use and consumption.
CONFESSION: Despite my desire to learn, the idea of canning has always terrified me. I thought canning was only for very domesticated and experienced moms and grandmas.
Story: Well a couple weeks ago, I stumbled upon a great deal on peaches, so naturally I HAD to buy a whole box. But I started to feel guilty after they had sat in my kitchen for a couple days and they started turning soft and a few were getting creepy looking. I knew I didn’t have much time. Something had to be done fast!
My mom offered to help me can them.
Me: Can them? Mom…you do realize who you’re talking to, right?
Mom: Yes Kimberly, you can do it. It’s really not that hard. I’ll teach you.
Me: Okay…here goes nothin.
So I did it! I learned how to can (water-bath style) and it was super easy–and super fun!
Check out the proof below: