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  1. #1
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Finally Got My Blue Book!


    Lowe's had it for $5.06. (weird price) I can see why you all said to
    get it. What a cool book! I dug the canning set out of the basement
    and brought it up. I paid 10 bucks for it a couple years ago and it
    doesn't look like it was ever used. I'll need to get a jar lifter
    though. I didn't get one at Lowe's because I wasn't sure what I all
    had. Louise got bored with me talking about doing this and gave boxes
    of jars away last year but I did find a few cases of small ones. Over
    the weekend I'll go get some quart jars and stock up on lids.

    I've got a little more reading to do but I'm excited to finally be
    almost ready to start doing something new.

    Lou

  2. #2
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Finally Got My Blue Book!

    On Aug 10, 9:07*am, Lou Decruss <LouDecr...@biteme.com> wrote:
    > Lowe's had it for $5.06. (weird price) *I can see why you all said to
    > get it. *What a cool book! *I dug the canning set out of the basement
    > and brought it up. *I paid 10 bucks for it a couple years ago and it
    > doesn't look like it was ever used. *I'll need to get a jar lifter
    > though. *I didn't get one at Lowe's because I wasn't sure what I all
    > had. *Louise got bored with me talking about doing this and gave boxes
    > of jars away last year but I did find a few cases of small ones. *Over
    > the weekend I'll go get some quart jars and stock up on lids. *
    >
    > I've got a little more reading to do but I'm excited to finally be
    > almost ready to start doing something new.
    >
    > Lou * *


    Hope you have some farmers markets or roaside stands near you. Grab
    that wonderful summer fruit and produce and go to town !!

    Canning is such fun and you get to enjoy the fruits of your labors in
    the cold months.



  3. #3
    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: Finally Got My Blue Book!

    On 8/10/2011 10:07 AM, Lou Decruss wrote:
    >
    > Lowe's had it for $5.06. (weird price) I can see why you all said to
    > get it. What a cool book! I dug the canning set out of the basement
    > and brought it up. I paid 10 bucks for it a couple years ago and it
    > doesn't look like it was ever used. I'll need to get a jar lifter
    > though. I didn't get one at Lowe's because I wasn't sure what I all
    > had. Louise got bored with me talking about doing this and gave boxes
    > of jars away last year but I did find a few cases of small ones. Over
    > the weekend I'll go get some quart jars and stock up on lids.
    >
    > I've got a little more reading to do but I'm excited to finally be
    > almost ready to start doing something new.
    >
    > Lou



    In my experience, pints jars are more practical when canning for two
    people but of course you know your needs best.

    gloria p

  4. #4
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Finally Got My Blue Book!

    On Wed, 10 Aug 2011 11:46:33 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Aug 10, 9:07*am, Lou Decruss <LouDecr...@biteme.com> wrote:
    >> Lowe's had it for $5.06. (weird price) *I can see why you all said to
    >> get it. *What a cool book! *I dug the canning set out of the basement
    >> and brought it up. *I paid 10 bucks for it a couple years ago and it
    >> doesn't look like it was ever used. *I'll need to get a jar lifter
    >> though. *I didn't get one at Lowe's because I wasn't sure what I all
    >> had. *Louise got bored with me talking about doing this and gave boxes
    >> of jars away last year but I did find a few cases of small ones. *Over
    >> the weekend I'll go get some quart jars and stock up on lids. *
    >>
    >> I've got a little more reading to do but I'm excited to finally be
    >> almost ready to start doing something new.
    >>
    >> Lou * *

    >
    >Hope you have some farmers markets or roaside stands near you. Grab
    >that wonderful summer fruit and produce and go to town !!
    >
    >Canning is such fun and you get to enjoy the fruits of your labors in
    >the cold months.
    >

    Yeah, there's lots of stuff available here. I'm excited!

    Lou

  5. #5
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Finally Got My Blue Book!

    On Wed, 10 Aug 2011 20:20:30 -0600, "gloria.p" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On 8/10/2011 10:07 AM, Lou Decruss wrote:
    >>
    >> Lowe's had it for $5.06. (weird price) I can see why you all said to
    >> get it. What a cool book! I dug the canning set out of the basement
    >> and brought it up. I paid 10 bucks for it a couple years ago and it
    >> doesn't look like it was ever used. I'll need to get a jar lifter
    >> though. I didn't get one at Lowe's because I wasn't sure what I all
    >> had. Louise got bored with me talking about doing this and gave boxes
    >> of jars away last year but I did find a few cases of small ones. Over
    >> the weekend I'll go get some quart jars and stock up on lids.
    >>
    >> I've got a little more reading to do but I'm excited to finally be
    >> almost ready to start doing something new.
    >>
    >> Lou

    >
    >
    >In my experience, pints jars are more practical when canning for two
    >people but of course you know your needs best.


    Thanks. Point noted.

    Lou

  6. #6
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Finally Got My Blue Book!

    On Wed, 10 Aug 2011 11:07:49 -0500, Lou Decruss wrote:

    > Lowe's had it for $5.06. (weird price) I can see why you all said to
    > get it. What a cool book! I dug the canning set out of the basement
    > and brought it up. I paid 10 bucks for it a couple years ago and it
    > doesn't look like it was ever used. I'll need to get a jar lifter
    > though. I didn't get one at Lowe's because I wasn't sure what I all
    > had. Louise got bored with me talking about doing this and gave boxes
    > of jars away last year but I did find a few cases of small ones. Over
    > the weekend I'll go get some quart jars and stock up on lids.
    >
    > I've got a little more reading to do but I'm excited to finally be
    > almost ready to start doing something new.
    >
    > Lou


    good luck, lou. i'm sure you'll have some fun.

    your pal,
    blake

  7. #7
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Finally Got My Blue Book!

    On Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:22:50 -0400, blake murphy
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Wed, 10 Aug 2011 11:07:49 -0500, Lou Decruss wrote:
    >
    >> Lowe's had it for $5.06. (weird price) I can see why you all said to
    >> get it. What a cool book! I dug the canning set out of the basement
    >> and brought it up. I paid 10 bucks for it a couple years ago and it
    >> doesn't look like it was ever used. I'll need to get a jar lifter
    >> though. I didn't get one at Lowe's because I wasn't sure what I all
    >> had. Louise got bored with me talking about doing this and gave boxes
    >> of jars away last year but I did find a few cases of small ones. Over
    >> the weekend I'll go get some quart jars and stock up on lids.
    >>
    >> I've got a little more reading to do but I'm excited to finally be
    >> almost ready to start doing something new.
    >>
    >> Lou

    >
    >good luck, lou. i'm sure you'll have some fun.


    Thanks,

    Lou

  8. #8
    Ophelia Guest

    Default Re: Finally Got My Blue Book!



    "Lou Decruss" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:22:50 -0400, blake murphy
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On Wed, 10 Aug 2011 11:07:49 -0500, Lou Decruss wrote:
    >>
    >>> Lowe's had it for $5.06. (weird price) I can see why you all said to
    >>> get it. What a cool book! I dug the canning set out of the basement
    >>> and brought it up. I paid 10 bucks for it a couple years ago and it
    >>> doesn't look like it was ever used. I'll need to get a jar lifter
    >>> though. I didn't get one at Lowe's because I wasn't sure what I all
    >>> had. Louise got bored with me talking about doing this and gave boxes
    >>> of jars away last year but I did find a few cases of small ones. Over
    >>> the weekend I'll go get some quart jars and stock up on lids.
    >>>
    >>> I've got a little more reading to do but I'm excited to finally be
    >>> almost ready to start doing something new.
    >>>
    >>> Lou

    >>
    >>good luck, lou. i'm sure you'll have some fun.


    Yep good luck with it Barb sent me a Blue Ball book years ago and that is
    what I have used ever since)


  9. #9
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Finally Got My Blue Book!

    On Aug 10, 9:07*am, Lou Decruss <LouDecr...@biteme.com> wrote:
    > Lowe's had it for $5.06. (weird price) *I can see why you all said to
    > get it. *What a cool book! *I dug the canning set out of the basement
    > and brought it up. *I paid 10 bucks for it a couple years ago and it
    > doesn't look like it was ever used. *I'll need to get a jar lifter
    > though. *I didn't get one at Lowe's because I wasn't sure what I all
    > had. *Louise got bored with me talking about doing this and gave boxes
    > of jars away last year but I did find a few cases of small ones. *Over
    > the weekend I'll go get some quart jars and stock up on lids. *
    >
    > I've got a little more reading to do but I'm excited to finally be
    > almost ready to start doing something new.
    >
    > Lou * *


    The peach BBQ sauce is really good...

  10. #10
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Finally Got My Blue Book!

    On Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:00:59 -0700 (PDT), merryb <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Aug 10, 9:07*am, Lou Decruss <LouDecr...@biteme.com> wrote:
    >> Lowe's had it for $5.06. (weird price) *I can see why you all said to
    >> get it. *What a cool book! *I dug the canning set out of the basement
    >> and brought it up. *I paid 10 bucks for it a couple years ago and it
    >> doesn't look like it was ever used. *I'll need to get a jar lifter
    >> though. *I didn't get one at Lowe's because I wasn't sure what I all
    >> had. *Louise got bored with me talking about doing this and gave boxes
    >> of jars away last year but I did find a few cases of small ones. *Over
    >> the weekend I'll go get some quart jars and stock up on lids. *
    >>
    >> I've got a little more reading to do but I'm excited to finally be
    >> almost ready to start doing something new.
    >>
    >> Lou * *

    >
    >The peach BBQ sauce is really good...


    I just looked and didn't see it. Do they change recipes with a new
    edition?

    Lou

  11. #11
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Finally Got My Blue Book!

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Lou Decruss <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:00:59 -0700 (PDT), merryb <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >On Aug 10, 9:07*am, Lou Decruss <LouDecr...@biteme.com> wrote:
    > >> Lowe's had it for $5.06. (weird price) *I can see why you all said to
    > >> get it. *What a cool book! *I dug the canning set out of the basement
    > >> and brought it up. *I paid 10 bucks for it a couple years ago and it
    > >> doesn't look like it was ever used. *I'll need to get a jar lifter
    > >> though. *I didn't get one at Lowe's because I wasn't sure what I all
    > >> had. *Louise got bored with me talking about doing this and gave boxes
    > >> of jars away last year but I did find a few cases of small ones. *Over
    > >> the weekend I'll go get some quart jars and stock up on lids. *
    > >>
    > >> I've got a little more reading to do but I'm excited to finally be
    > >> almost ready to start doing something new.
    > >>
    > >> Lou * *

    > >
    > >The peach BBQ sauce is really good...

    >
    > I just looked and didn't see it. Do they change recipes with a new
    > edition?
    >
    > Lou


    Rarely. Ball also has a big book on preserving -- here's the Amazon
    link:
    <http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...as%3Dstripbook
    s&field-keywords=ball+complete+book+of+home+preserving&spr efix=ball+compl
    ete+book+of+home+preserving>

    This is from their website some years ago. They've done a massive
    overhaul recently and it may not now be there:


    Zesty Peach Barbecue Sauce

    Recipe By: Ball website - freshpreserving.com

    Makes about 8 (8 oz) half pints

    6 cups finely chopped pitted peeled peaches
    (about 3 lb or 9 medium)
    1 cup finely chopped seeded red bell pepper
    (about 1 large)
    1 cup finely chopped onion (about 1 large)
    3 tablespoons finely chopped garlic (about 14 cloves)
    1 1/4 cups honey
    3/4 cup cider vinegar
    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    2 teaspoons hot pepper flakes
    2 teaspoons dry mustard
    2 teaspoons salt

    8 half pint glass preserving jars with lids (8 oz)
    and bands

    Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water
    until ready for use. Do not boil. Set bands aside.

    Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce
    heat and simmer, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens to the
    consistency of a thin commercial barbeque sauce, about 25 minutes.

    Ladle hot sauce into hot jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air
    bubbles. Wipe rim. Center hot lid on jar. Apply band and adjust until
    fit is fingertip tight.

    Process in a boiling water canner for 15 minutes, adjusting for
    altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid
    should not flex up and down when center is pressed.

    Notes: 8-2-2007. Made 11 half pints. Used 1# dried aps, cooked soft
    and milled, plus about 2-3# fresh apricots. Used some liquid smoke and
    about a cup of molasses, a few drops George's hot sauce. Pretty good
    stuff.

    --
    Barb,
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller July 27, 2011. Read it and weep.

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