I’m canning this summer. I canned salsa, pizza sauce and pasta sauce two summers ago and really liked the results. Last year I had no desire to can. This year I got the itch once again. I’m still on the fence about canning and if it is worth it or not.
I like knowing exactly what is in my food. I like picking fresh ingredients and the satisfaction I feel when I see the jars in the cabinet. I don’t usually feel that satisfaction with domestic activities. When I clean a room I think of how it will be dirty again quickly. When I do laundry I hate putting it away. I do feel satisfaction when I walk out of a nursing mama’s room and feel I have helped them. I feel satisfaction when I see my girls make good choices or succeed in something. I remember feeling a sense of pride when I had clean diapers waving in the sun, so maybe my domestic genes are just picky.
This year I am canning pizza and pasta sauce, pickles and salsa. I’m also planning on freezing some zucchini stuff for bread and muffins. So far so good. I hate how my kitchen is overwhelmed by food processors and jars, but I think it will be worth it.
I also donned my apron again for kicks and giggles! Who knows how I’ll feel next summer, but this summer I’m liking it.
What domestic activities make you feel happy?