What if you have less to can than the recipe calls for?
I'm sure this question has come up before, but I couldn't think of a way to formulate a search that brougt up any discussions that would help me. Basically, I want to can my tomato sauce this year, having only frozen it in the past. I say sauce, but really what I prefer is basically cooked down, unseasoned puree. I can season it specific to my tastes when it comes cooking time.
So anyhow, this will be my first time canning. First thing that comes up is that I don't have 40 lbs of tomatoes sitting around, and if I try to wait for my plants to produce that amount the older ones will be rotting. So can you can with fewer jars than the recipe calls for? I did purchase a new pressure canner, should be arriving soon. And I have read the beginning of the Ball Blue Book, but if it addressed this question I missed it.
If you can't can with fewer jars, then how do you save up your tomatoes to get enough to can? Any help would be appreciated!