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The “high canning season” is coming soon! To get ready, I’m starting off by canning some easy-fix meals in a jar for busy days when I’m canning out of the garden and farmers market with this year’s goodness. I’m going to be putting up chili, beans, and some soups. With the foundation of some quick meals on the shelf, I’ll be free to work on other things.


Or not work at all.

Maybe sit in the creek with a glass of wine.

Ha.

Need a BBB so you, too, can sit in the creek with a glass of wine?

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Ball Blue BookIt’s a Ball Blue Book Project day! Today’s Ball Blue Book is sponsored by Casie Duberstein in honor of her grandmother, who was quite the cook and whose birthday is today!

For a chance to win: Leave a comment on this post and let me know you want it. You can just put (BBB) at the end of your comment or otherwise note that you want to be in the draw. One winner will be drawn by random comment number to receive a Ball Blue Book. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tonight (June 6). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (June 7). Return to this post to claim your book if your name is drawn (or check the BBB Winners List).

Find out more about the Ball Blue Book Project and become a sponsor.

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UPDATE 06/07/11: The winning comment number, drawn by random.org, is comment #89, laurajenkins. Email me at CITRgiveaways@yahoo.com with your address for shipping!

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on June 6, 2011  

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  1. 6-6
    2:24
    am

    Yes, BBB please!

  2. 6-6
    2:29
    am

    I would love to have a BBB> Thank you. Loved the pic of the wine in the creek.

  3. 6-6
    4:01
    am

    I’d love a copy of the BBB!

  4. 6-6
    4:55
    am

    sounds like a good book! i’m not in the canning mode yet, as the garden is just sprouting, and most of my canning comes from what i grow. looking forward to canning in a few months!
    thanks for the opportunity to win the book! BBB

  5. 6-6
    5:27
    am

    would love to learn the fine art of canning. hope I win! BBB please

  6. 6-6
    5:32
    am

    BBB, please.

  7. 6-6
    6:02
    am

    Yes please…BBB!

  8. 6-6
    6:08
    am

    BB Book please

  9. 6-6
    6:37
    am

    BBB, please! I just got a pressure canner at our church yard sale for the bargain price of $5.00. I am eager to use it… just have to figure out how!

  10. 6-6
    6:58
    am

    BBB, please!

  11. 6-6
    7:11
    am

    I’ve been canning the easy stuff (tomatoes, jams, veggies) for ages but I’m ready to move on to actual recipes. I’d love to have a copy of the BBB.

  12. 6-6
    7:14
    am

    Good luck to me!BBB!

  13. 6-6
    7:18
    am

    I too have some of those easy and quick things canned. Also have some organic chickens (steam juiced first) canned. Just dump a jar or, two and heat,then eat, really neat.
    BBB please as I never have acquired one of my own though I have been canning for a number of years now.

  14. 6-6
    7:20
    am

    I’d love to win it!

  15. 6-6
    7:21
    am

    would love a chance to win a BBB, please

  16. 6-6
    7:29
    am

    Please pick me, Please. BBB!

  17. 6-6
    7:32
    am

    To honor my mother and the memories of my aunts I would love a copy of this book. Please. BBB

  18. 6-6
    7:38
    am

    BBB Please!

  19. 6-6
    7:51
    am

    Funny, as I was trying to get everything done over the weekend, I was wishing for some quick and easy recipes that I could quickly throw together and keep on working. Either that or a chef would be nice. BBB, please, don’t think I’ll be getting the chef.

  20. 6-6
    8:00
    am

    I woudl love to win a BBB! :snoopy:

  21. 6-6
    8:05
    am

    Would love a BBB…. :fairy:

  22. 6-6
    8:12
    am

    I’d still love a BBB! Thanks for the chance again.

  23. 6-6
    8:15
    am

    I’d love a BBB and a chance to sit in the creek with a glass of wine. It’s still too cold here for that, but there’s the chance that the high pressure is coming.

  24. 6-6
    8:18
    am

    BBB please :wave:

  25. 6-6
    8:19
    am

    :wave: I would love a BBB! Thanks to this blog, I’ll soon be picking up my very first pressure canner. Thanks, Suzanne! :shimmy:

  26. 6-6
    8:19
    am

    New to canning, I would love the BBB, Please!

  27. 6-6
    8:32
    am

    BBB please! Thank you!

  28. 6-6
    8:36
    am

    I just got a smokin’ deal on a canner at a garage sale last weekend and I’m dying to try it out! BBB please!

  29. 6-6
    8:49
    am

    I would love to get one! I am hoping for a good crop from my garden and need some way to put it all up!

  30. 6-6
    8:55
    am

    Well, OK, you talked me into it.
    I think it was the wine!

    My creek is pretty muddy though so I’ll just have my wine on the porch if that’s OK.
    Hopefully reading a new BBB!

  31. 6-6
    8:56
    am

    Would love this book. BBB, please.

  32. 6-6
    8:56
    am

    Please enter me into the BBB drawing. Thank you

  33. 6-6
    9:07
    am

    BBB please!!! Thank you!!!

  34. 6-6
    9:09
    am

    BBB please!

  35. 6-6
    9:12
    am

    Canning season is coming and I would love a BBB!

  36. 6-6
    9:13
    am

    Would love to be entered! I could definitely use the canning advise!

  37. 6-6
    9:23
    am

    BBB please. Plan to can chili this year and maybe some soups.

  38. 6-6
    9:23
    am

    BBB please!

  39. 6-6
    9:25
    am

    BBB please! I’ve never canned before and this is the year I’m gonna learn. :)

  40. 6-6
    9:28
    am

    BBB! Do you have the recipes for your soups and chilis and stuff? I really need to do canning like that. I make every batch of chili and pasta sauce from scratch and it sure gets tiresome!

  41. 6-6
    9:34
    am

    I want to sit in the creek with a glass of wine so…please BBB!

  42. 6-6
    9:40
    am

    Enter me please! I want a BBB!

  43. 6-6
    9:43
    am

    I would love a BBB so I can sit in the creek with a glass of wine!

  44. 6-6
    9:50
    am

    I would love a BBB please. :clover:

  45. 6-6
    9:50
    am

    Oooohhh . . . beans! I can’t can any because I don’t have a pressure canner . . . but look out, tomatoes!!! BBB please!

  46. 6-6
    9:53
    am

    FINALLY! The garden is in and I can’t wait to start canning. It’s such hard work, but at the same time it is very rewarding. I would love the BBB for this canning season!

  47. 6-6
    10:11
    am

    BBB for me !! Please and Thank You !!

  48. 6-6
    10:12
    am

    I’d love to try canning this year and would love a BBB also. Thank you. You’re awesome!

  49. 6-6
    10:14
    am

    BBB for me PLEASE=)
    I have a question for anyone who can help me. Some days I want to click on more than one of the “You might be interested in these” sites. I can click on any one of them okay, but when I go back and want to click on another one I saw previously it is gone. I don’t know how to use this area of the site.
    Thanks for any help you can give me.
    MN Mona :happyflower:

  50. 6-6
    10:15
    am

    I’d actually like to win the creek! But I will have to settle for the drawing for the BBB> :lol:

  51. 6-6
    10:33
    am

    Mona, they come up randomly, so if you leave the page and come back, different selections will appear!

  52. 6-6
    10:35
    am

    I’d love to sit by my brook and sip a chiller too! BBB please!

  53. 6-6
    10:59
    am

    BBB Please.

  54. 6-6
    11:11
    am

    Love the idea of home canned meals ready in the pantry! BBB, please! :happyflower:

  55. 6-6
    11:16
    am

    BBB, please. :snoopy:

  56. 6-6
    11:21
    am

    oh oh, (raising her hand), hope I get picked for the BBB!!! And sitting in the creek with a glass or two of wine sounds lovely!!!!

  57. 6-6
    11:26
    am

    pick me please!!! BBB :wave:

  58. 6-6
    11:27
    am

    I need a BBB!!

  59. 6-6
    11:27
    am

    I would love to get a copy of the BBB. I saw the photo and thought about my canning yesterday – beans, peas, squash. Made some pickled eggs, but do not know how to can them correctly. Everything I read tells me it can’t be safely done… *sigh*

  60. 6-6
    11:30
    am

    BBB, please. Thanks!

  61. 6-6
    11:53
    am

    I have already canned asparagus this morning and am getting ready to can stewed rhubarb for pies :-) My BBB is very old and I sure could use a new one, so please count me in, we are homesteaders here and rely mainly upon our garden for our winter food. Sister Penny
    BBB

  62. 6-6
    12:23
    pm

    The glass of wine and the creek look so inviting! No water to be had in our neck of the wookds, as we are in a severe drought.

    My first time posting to CITR. Thoroughly enjoying the site.

  63. 6-6
    12:24
    pm

    Make that woods! lol And I have not had a glass of wine, just not enough coffee today!

  64. 6-6
    12:25
    pm

    I have my mom’s BBB – I need a new one. Just bought some more lids today – looking forward to canning time!

  65. 6-6
    12:30
    pm

    Hi! I would love a book on canning! Please throw my hat in the ring for a chance to win the BBB!!

  66. 6-6
    12:33
    pm

    The creek chills wine perfectly! Please enter me so I can have more creektime!

  67. 6-6
    12:37
    pm

    I’d love to win a copy of BBB!

  68. 6-6
    12:39
    pm

    BBB
    Oh for a creek to sit in! I have quite a drive ahead of me to find a creek that isn’t filled with dust. lol
    Thanks Suzanne and Casie!

  69. 6-6
    12:39
    pm

    BBB Please! :snoopy:

  70. 6-6
    12:39
    pm

    BBB please and thank you.

  71. 6-6
    12:45
    pm

    BBB please. And in this Florida heat, I could sure use a creek, too!

  72. 6-6
    1:03
    pm

    I love to can all the fresh produce from our garden each year. During the winter I also can soups, stocks and other meals. I could sure use the new BBB for great recipes. :wave:

  73. 6-6
    1:17
    pm

    BBB please

  74. 6-6
    1:23
    pm

    BBB please, please, please! I enter every time! :wave:

  75. 6-6
    1:29
    pm

    BBB pretty please….

  76. 6-6
    1:40
    pm

    I’d love a copy!! My mom brought me a bag full of the flat italian green beans yesterday from a truck parked by the side of the road near my hometown–a commercial processor had grown too many and now they’re giving away the excess. Lots of canning in my immediate future!!

  77. 6-6
    1:42
    pm

    I could use a BBB book, a creek, and a couple glasses of bubbly wine, but I’d just be grateful for the book at this point. Happy Spring to you! :)

  78. 6-6
    1:45
    pm

    In answer to Ramona’s question (comment #49), right click on the suggested reading links and choose to open in a new window or new tab (my preference). Then you can go back to the original page with the other links of interest.

  79. 6-6
    1:46
    pm

    In reply to Mona’s question:
    If she hovers over the link she’s interested in, right clicks, and chooses “Open Link in New Tab”, she can do that with each of the links she wants to check out without leaving the original page.

  80. 6-6
    1:51
    pm

    Oh yes please! Then I can join you in the creek for a spell…

    Dianna :butterfly:

  81. 6-6
    1:52
    pm

    BBB please

  82. 6-6
    2:32
    pm

    I would like to drink wine in the creek…BBB please!

  83. 6-6
    2:42
    pm

    I remember last summer (it was last summer, right?) when you posted that photo of the wine glass and the creek. I loved it then and I love NOW! it’s one of my favorites of your many fabulouse photos Suzanne. thanks to Casie Duberstein for sponsoring this BBB giveaway. BBB!

  84. 6-6
    2:52
    pm

    Wow…forget the wine but gimmie the crick. Cool, refreshing and full of creepy things. I’d never get anything done. BBB please.

  85. 6-6
    3:02
    pm

    Oh Yes – I’d love it all. The creek, the wine, and the BBB!

  86. 6-6
    3:28
    pm

    I know just the creek. BBB for me, please.

  87. 6-6
    3:28
    pm

    BBB please!

    What a lovely photograph of the creek and the wine…I don’t like wine, but I think I’m going to take a can of soda down by our creek…that, and a good book. Thanks for the inspiration!

  88. 6-6
    4:21
    pm

    BBB for me please

  89. 6-6
    5:00
    pm

    count me in for BBB.

  90. 6-6
    6:36
    pm

    Please pick ME for the BBB!!!

  91. 6-6
    7:27
    pm

    Please enter me for the BBB.

  92. 6-6
    7:31
    pm

    Oh I want to win a BBB! Let’s hope our garden can grow something – it’s a late year with too much water!

  93. 6-6
    9:15
    pm

    I got a pressure canner for Christmas last year and I have my own BBB, but would really like to get one for my daughter-in-law. Please enter “us” into the drawing!!

  94. 6-6
    9:16
    pm

    I want to win. Pick me! Thank you.

  95. 6-6
    10:57
    pm

    Would love a BBB… and a creek.

  96. 6-7
    12:17
    am

    BBB please

  97. 6-7
    12:19
    am

    oh darn!! didn’t realize the cut off is for Eastern time. it is only 11:18 here, lol. oh well!

  98. 6-7
    12:32
    am

    Enter me for a BBB please!!!!

  99. 6-7
    7:21
    am

    BBB please. Already started on canning season with bbq sauce and peach jam. Can’t wait for tomatoes.

  100. 6-7
    7:28
    am

    UPDATE 06/07/11: The winning comment number, drawn by random.org, is comment #89, laurajenkins. Email me at CITRgiveaways@yahoo.com with your address for shipping!

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