I’m curious about David. I’ve been a reader since 2002 and feel like we readers have watched him grow up. How is he doing nowdays? Is he in college or working somewhere? Like I said, curious. Maybe you could write an article and update us? (please)
Lee (aka Pigzzilla)
Grants Pass, Oregon
David is doing just great. He is in college taking a Millwright course (heavy equipment operation and maintenance, welding, blueprinting, etc.). It is a two-year course and he will finish in 2015. In the summer, he still works on our neighbor’s farm, driving big four-wheel-drive tractors, usually making hay all summer. Thanks for your interest in our family! — Jackie
Recanning tomatoes and tomato sauce
We were given a lot of #10 cans of Hunts tomato sauce and red gold diced tomatoes. There is no way we can use the entire can at one time. I was wondering if I could open the cans and fill my quart size canning jars and possibly pressure can them or water bath can them. Is this possible?
Heck yes! I’ve done it a lot when I’ve been gifted with the same or have bought #10 cans at a real cheap price at a closeout store. Just open the cans and pour them into a large pot. Slowly heat to a simmer then ladle out into either quart or pint canning jars. Process them in a boiling water bath canner just as if you were canning fresh tomato sauce or diced tomatoes. Remember to use the same time; you can’t use less time just because they were previously canned. (And do remember to count your processing time from when the canner’s water returns to a full rolling boil after you load your jars into it.) — Jackie