Think of this as less of a cooking tutorial and more of a public service announcement. It could save your life. Canning with a pressure cooker can be dangerous.
My sister in law gave me some green beans from her garden. They were already snapped and ready to go, bless her heart.
Canning green beans is not that hard, but for some reason, I get nervous about it. The pressure cooker makes me jumpy.
Superfrydad asked if he could help & since he is great at making jelly, I took him up on his offer.
Basically, you put the beans in the jars, add a tsp. of salt, fill up with hot water & put the lids on.
I filled the jars, added the salt & the water & SFD wiped the tops and put the lids on.
However, I forgot to
But I was just glad that he was there
SFD must have wanted us to have to crack open the glass jar to get to the beans because he tightened the lids so much that after they came out, some of the lids buckled.
If the lid buckles, that's not good. 6 out of 14 quarts had buckled lids.
That would normally make me go into a bit of a tilt-o-angry-whirl. However, I've been working on trying not to get mad over things that don't matter, so I decided to chalk it up to experience and today I am canning green beans all by myself. Without anger. Nobody wants beans canned with anger. Beans canned with love are much better. They probably don't give you gas, either......you know you were doing it! Anytime you hear the word beans, you sing "beans, beans, the musical fruit, the more you eat 'em, the more you toot" OR "beans, beans, they're good for your heart, the more you eat 'em, the more you fart, the more you fart, the better you feel, so let's have beans for every meal!"