Does anyone ever have to defend their choice to can?
I am having to defend it to my Mother in law in a way. (whom I adore btw!)
She says she just doesnt see how it will save us money in the long run, having to buy the canner, jars etc..
Well, the way I see it; the canner $80 over a lifetime will pay for itself...the jars can be reused many many times..the rings can as well.
Water is cheap enough to boil with...
as we grow more of a garden; the cost for that will go down as well..seeds basically and my time.
I'd love to give her a breakdown of cost..but not sure how to go about it..maybe someone has it here? just a round about basic one? obviously not exact.
right now; corn is anywhere from 88c to $1 a can as well as other basic veggies..when I have a meal I usually have to open two commercial cans of vegetables for us..family of 5 :-)
salsa ranges from $2 (generic to $5 specialty ones or fresh ones in deli) for 16 oz..and more $$ obviously for larger ones..