I am a dental hygienist living in CA. I have two daughters, two step-daughters, three grand-daughters, a grandson and two dogs, Buck and Bailey. I enjoy ballroom dancing, reading, gardening, sewing and cooking.
FLOSS PEOPLE, FLOSS
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Well, it hasn't gone well at all. I would qualify it as a disaster. I got up at 7:30am (early for me on a Saturday). Picked three big Tupperware squares full of apricots. Washed and cut up three big Tupperware squares full of apricots. Threw away about 90 percent of the apricots because they were icky inside. Went out and picked half ripe apricots. Washed and cut up three more squares of cots. Got my jars and lids hot and put large canning pot on the stove to boil. Ate lunch while waiting for water to boil. Temp got to 180. Filled five quarts with cots and syrup. Lowered into pot. Boiled water in smaller pot to add to canner to cover quarts. Still waiting for canner to boil. The stove has been on high for two hours. I think it is a lost cause. Hoping it will boil with lid on. So upsetting. :(
Wait, I'll go check it again.
Thanks for waiting. It is now at 190. The lid is helping. I'm afraid the cots will turn to mush before it gets to temp and can process for the correct amount of time.