So, last Christmas my hubby got me a pressure canner. I'd planned on using it this summer/fall as I'd planted some tomatoes. Well, hubby had me move the location of where I planted them and I didn't realize it until later that they weren't getting enough sun in that area. I didn't get a single good tomato from them.
Well, when I'd went grocery shopping last time I bought 4 whole chickens. I used the carcasses to make chicken stock. It had come out really concentrated and I'd planned on freezing them in ice cube trays to essentially make bouillon cubes. A friend of my mom's suggested that I can it. I decided it would be a good learning item. I diluted it to a good broth flavor and canned it from there. I got 12 quarts and 3 pints from it all.
Now, I have the canning bug. I'm going to be grocery shopping soon and I want to make some soups to can. Something hubby can just grab up for a single serving meal or feed the family. What are your favorite recipes? I've read the warnings; no milk, flour, starch, pasta, rice, and dried vegetables must be fully rehydrated. I get the reasons behind that (kinda), but I'd also read about not canning pureed soups and I don't get the reasoning behind that.