I ran out of excuses this year as to why I couldn't can anything. Here we live in the "fruitbowl" of America and I have avoided canning the past few years.
I think our house won an award this year though, when myself and two other friends canned 62 quarts of peaches while housing and entertaining 13 children.
I also canned 27 quarts of raspberry jam, five batches of strawberry freezer jam, and have filled our food storage room up with cream of chicken soup, cereal, and granola bars to last us at least a few months. Now I just have to make several batches of pesto out of the basil we've been growing in the garden and then figure out what I am going to do with the bushels of tomatoes we have growing. I keep giving them away hoping that I can avoid everyone's suggestion that I can them. Anyone want some tomatoes?