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4 Moms Discuss Food Preservation
Posted By Smockity Frocks On October 18, 2012 @ 6:08 am In 4 Moms | 3 Comments
For a large family, finding a big sale on a favorite food is both exciting and challenging.
I usually try to buy enough of the item to feed our family immediately and enough to freeze, can, or store in the pantry without clearing the shelves. I want to leave enough for others to enjoy while thinking of my family’s immediate needs and in the days to come .
In this How to Can Strawberry Jam  tutorial, I show step by step photos of the canning process.
You can find canning basics for preserving all kinds of food , which can come in very handy if you have an abundance of garden produce or find a sale on perishable foods.
If you know how to flash freeze , you can preserve bananas and other foods, like I did when I made these frozen chocolate banana pops  with bananas I found on sale for only $1 a bag. I bought several bags and set to work preserving them before they went bad.
One way NOT to preserve food is to leave a 25 pound bag of flour in the sack it came in so it can get wet and moldy when there is a water leak in the room it is stored in. I definitely need to invest in some large food grade storage containers to put my bulk staple items in.
And then check out what the rest of my 4 Moms team shares about food preservation:
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