A well-stocked pantry is a sight to behold. And even better than just looking at shelves filled with purchased canned goods as well as home-canned meats, vegetables, fruits, jams, jellies, and pickles, is knowledge that in good times and bad, there is plenty of food available to keep your family well-fed.
This book will help you to decide not only what to add to your pantry, but how much. Can your family survive out of your pantry for a whole year? There are chapters on canning basics, canning meat, meals in a jar, salmon, pickles and relishes. What well-stocked pantry doesn’t have plenty of various tomato products? You can also find information about drying, smoking and making jerky. A variety of recipes at the end of the book will help you get creative while using some of your own purchased or home-canned items to prepare nutritious meals for your family.