Got green beans? Get to canning!

Please read this: I have put up a BBB Winners List page to help you more easily check to see if you’ve won. I started the list with last week’s winner (I don’t believe I’m missing any previous winners) and will continue it going forward. I will be posting the name of the winner here on this same post, and also to the winners list page. Bookmark the link! (You know you’re gonna win one of these days!)

If you lose the link, you can find it again here:

The BBB Winners List link is in the “About Me” section in the sidebar.


Ball Blue BookIt’s a Ball Blue Book Project day! Today’s Ball Blue Book is sponsored by CB in TN.

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 (September 9). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (September 10). Return to this post to claim your book if your name is drawn (or check on the BBB Winners List).

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

UPDATE 09/10/10: The winning comment number, drawn by, is #106, Drucillajoy. Email me at CITRgiveaways(at) with your full name and address for shipping!



  1. Michelle says:

    Yes, please put my name in the drawing!

  2. Melissa says:

    Please add me to the BBB list. I would love one.
    Thank you so much!

  3. Lisa says:

    Yes! I still want a BBB. Thanks.

  4. Kathy in FL says:

    Someday, I’m going to win! Please put my name in the drawing for the BBB.

  5. Sue Nugent says:

    :snuggle: Do you feel lucky? …as Clint would say.
    Yes, I do.Please enter me in the BBB drawing.Thanks!

  6. Suzanne says:

    I want it! BBB!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Sarah Gallops says:

    I would love a Blue Ball Book! I’ve got a freezer full of summer just waiting to be canned. BBB

  8. northcountrygirl says:

    Please enter me in the Blue Book drawing. Thank you. BBB

  9. Erin says:

    Please enter me in the drawing! BBB ๐Ÿ™‚ (One of these weeks, I’m gonna win!)

  10. Teresa says:

    I want a BBB cookbook!

  11. SandyCWV says:

    No, you can’t make me Can them! Go out to the garden, pick the big handful that are usually available. Snap the ends and pull any strings. Toss with a little olive oil,kosher salt, garlic, and a sliced on onion. In the oven on a cookie sheet at about 400 degrees for about 15 – 20 minutes. MMMMMM-MMMM I should write that up and submit. ๐Ÿ˜€
    But I would like a BBB for the rest of my garden.

  12. debbie says:

    :wave: Hi Clover! Could you put in a good word for me? I really would like to have the BBB!

  13. Lauren says:

    I could use a BBB. Mom’s is getting pretty old and worn out!

  14. Betty says:

    Love to read your blog. BBB

  15. Rockyshore says:

    BBB for me, please :moo:

  16. Connie says:

    It’s my birthday week, hoping I’ll win it!

  17. beth Brown says:

    Happy Thursday!!
    Count me in on the drawing – BBB!

    Beth aka oneoldgoat

  18. Nikki says:

    Green beans are my fave veg but I don’t can them as I don’t have a pressure canner YET!! key word yet haha.

    BBB please!

  19. Celia Allen says:

    Yes…please put me in the drawing. I would love this BBB! :sheep:


  20. Heather says:

    BBB me pretty please :o) I am so glad I came across your blog, it is a daily read. My kids thank you for keeping me distracted LOL!

  21. art and lemons says:

    I’ve just started canning and would love a copy of BBB!


  22. Langela says:

    Please enter me in the BBB contest. I need some direction on pickling.

  23. Vicki Matheny Miller says:

    BBB me, please. I love reading your blog every day. It gives this old country girl who is stuck in the city, a much needed dose of the country life I so miss.

  24. Rosanne says:

    I would not miss a day on your blog!!! BBB

  25. Mim says:

    include me in the drawing :pawprint:

  26. Beth says:

    I would LOVE to win a new Ball Blue Book! BBB please! :wave: :wave: Pick me! Pick me! :wave: :wave:

  27. Dorothy says:

    :hungry: I would love to be picked for the BBB!

  28. Amy I. says:

    I’m ready to start with my canning! BBB please!!

  29. claudia w says:

    I love BBB day! It puts a little zap of excitement in my day.
    I would love a BBB. Thank you!

  30. Glenie says:

    Love the BBB day enter me please.BBB

  31. Bonnie says:

    BBB, once again, please! I will win one day!

  32. Rose H says:

    Please enter me in the draw, thank you.

  33. Country Girl @ Heart says:

    I’m looking for new canning recipes – BBB please :sun:

  34. Carol Campbell says:

    trying again, tho it’s the end of garden season here. everything has burned up in our many 100-plus days. BBB

  35. Luann says:

    Please enter me to win the BBB. Thanks

  36. Carol Campbell says:

    trying again to post……BBB! too late for canning anything around here as everything burns up by this time in our many 100-plus days!

  37. Liz says:

    BBB Please and thank you.

  38. B. Ruth says:

    Would love the BBB…
    Used to can all those lovelys…When I grew up..We were designated a small knife, bowl, waste bowl, a bushel of beans and a green bean lecture…
    Look the bean..string the bean..snap the top, pull the string down to the tail, snap the tail and back up..keeping one long string tail intact…no tiny strings pieces showing (hard to do)never could keep one intact..LOL Next check bean for spots and cut out..(spots spoiled the jar)..then snap bean in equal lengths 1 1/2 inches to 1 3/4 inches…so when canned they would look even and cook even…and Mom said the jars would pack easier and look beautiful if even in size…If you’re going to plant’em, raise’em and pick’em then they might as well look like a blue ribbon work of art when you can’em whether you enter them in the fair or not…….LOL

  39. Merlin says:

    With 4 boys, I really need to learn cannin’ (though I grew up helpin’ my mama can whenever we could)! I will continue to keep trying to win until I finally win one! BBB pleeeeeeease!!!!! :dancingmonster:

  40. Dana S says:

    I love this game…BBB… :snoopy:

  41. Teri says:

    Would love to win a BBB

  42. AA says:

    I don’t have green beans or a book!But I do have a new stove and oven in my kitchen just begging to be used more! Enter me for the BBB please.

  43. Heather says:

    BBB please? I would love to win one!

  44. Nancy says:

    I agree with Sandy CWV, I prefer my beans fresh too…I can tolerate them frozen but not canned. I do like to can other things however! BBB

  45. Kathi N says:

    Yum, green beans. . .

    BBB entry please!

  46. BrendaE says:

    I would love a BBB. Thanks Suzanne for the chance.

  47. Denise says:

    Please enter me for the BBB! Thanks and have a great day!

  48. Linda Ferguson says:

    I love your blog. Looks like I’m in stiff competition here for a BBB!

  49. John says:

    Please, I’d love a BBB!

  50. CrystalGB says:

    I would love to have the BBB.

  51. Raeann says:

    Would love to win the BBB! Thanks

  52. Michele says:

    Would love to have a BBB. Love your website!

  53. Jenny35 says:

    Can’t hurt to try again. A BBB, please

  54. Linda says:

    Count me in on the draw, please….surely I’ll win ONE of these days!

  55. suzanne says:

    BBB please!!!!!!!!

  56. Mermonster says:

    BBB! Please.

  57. Mary Kellogg says:

    I just ordered an All American 921 and sure could use a BBB! I’ve NEVER canned before, but am so excited to start! Yay! :fairy:

  58. Miss Becky says:

    yes, I do know I’m gonna win one some day! thanks TB in CN for sponsoring this giveaway. BBB

  59. Rhonda S says:

    Still interested, and still hoping. Would love to have a BBB of my own instead of always checking out the library copy.

  60. Miss Becky says:

    oops, I meant CB in TN :bugeyed:

  61. Mandy says:

    PLease enter me into the BBB drawing!

  62. pdelainey says:

    BBB Please :clover:

  63. ladychef says:

    BBB Still hoping! And as always, thank you so much to CB in TN AND Suzanne.

  64. Tiffany says:

    BBB Please! ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. Shannon J says:

    I’d love to win a BBB!

  66. Kathleen H in Indiana says:

    BBB book oh please please please!!!!

  67. Grammie Earth says:

    I still want a BBB! Please Please Please Ms / Mr Random Number Picker!

  68. irishhillstrish says:

    Count me in too! Thanks!

  69. Amanda says:

    Still waiting for my BBB!

  70. marymac says:

    getting ready to do some beans myself. Put me in for the BBB.

  71. Mamamalama says:

    My beans are done, but I would still like the BBB please!

  72. Screaming_Mimi says:

    I hope you chose me for the BBB! :snoopy:

  73. Patsy says:

    BBB….BBB….BBB….thanks in advance :happyfeet:

  74. Senta Sandberg says:

    BBB I need to move on to apples apples apples then pears.

  75. Melanie says:

    BBB please!!! :sun:

  76. Jessica D says:

    Count me in for the BBB drawing, please!

  77. Cyndi says:

    My fingers are crossed. I’d love to win a BBB.

  78. phyllis says:


  79. tipsila says:

    Having just been without electricity for 24 hours, worrying about all the food in my freezer, I ordered the AA921. I would love to have the BBB as well. Please enter me in the drawing.

  80. ayenbe says:

    I need a BBB… please, please, please, pretty, pretty please!!!

  81. Stephanie B says:

    Brings back memories of snapping beans with my Grandmother many moons ago. BBB please. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  82. Bonnie says:

    Please add me to the BBB list. I would love one.

  83. Rys says:

    Hmm-I know a CB in TN.Wonder if it’s him?
    Please ad me to the BBB list!

  84. Pam Glidden says:

    Okay, I’ve finally got a canner. Got it on end of summer clearance. So now all I need is a BBB! Please add me
    to the list for this week. Thank you Suzanne!

  85. Amy Cook in WI says:

    Thanks for the link to the winners, Suzanne! I was forever searching your site to find the right page in the past. I would love to see my name in the list as the next BBB winner!

  86. Melody says:

    I would love to win a BBB.

  87. Kristen A says:

    I used to love sitting on the porch with my mom snapping beans to be canned. Thanks for the memory

  88. Barbie says:

    BBB, I need it with all the bounty from the garden this year.

  89. KLabmom says:

    BBB please! I think mine came over on the ark and I could really use a new one :wave:

  90. Ruth C says:

    BBB! I’m happy for another chance to win!

  91. Drucillajoy says:

    Thank you for all you give to us Suzanne…I’d love a new BBB please, thanks!

  92. farmershae says:

    Garden still contemplating giving me anything this year. So the farmstands are getting to stock my pantries. BBB me please!!!

  93. Catherine says:

    Hi Suzanne! Two friends and I just learned tomato canning from a wonderful teacher who showed us an actual BBB! Please enter me in the drawing!

    Thank you for all of your wonderful posts, which always make my day.

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