Future pantry shelves

Yes we have a pantry and no, these jars are not just sitting on the kitchen counter for nothing - I'm working with my hubby on building a new shelving unit that will house allot more than my little pantry can hold at this time - currently it's stuffed and I'm out of space. And once they're build and we figure out how to keep shelving dark so the canned goods don't go bad from sunlight, then all these jars will be moved once again. I just have to label them all :)
 At any rate this is where all those many pounds of tomatoes went - sauces, salsa, chili, meat sauce plus added quite a few more jams and jellies - strawberry, plum, peach & nectarine butter, blackberry, pineapple & habanero infusion, rose jelly and tomorrow will add pear jam. 

In addition to canning for winter, we've been grilling fresh veggies as well. Last weekend we cut one of the smaller butternut squashes and grilled it, added it to the meal with slow-smoked pork tenderloin. And we baked few of the Yukons as a side too - made it for a very yummy meal.

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  1. I've never grilled butternut squash before, but it sounds like a great idea! Your jars look great, too. I also need more space for them...

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    1. It would be simmilar to baked squash because I used indirect heat from the smoker insted of right over the coals :)

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  2. That is a lot of hard work you have sitting on that shelf. Very impressive.

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    1. Thank you, that's only part of the preserved stash as the rest is in the old pantry. I think I made a mistake using quart bottles because it's too much sauce at once but I hope we'll use it anyway.

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  3. So very nice things canned! Lucky you! And it will be so nice to get your new shelves!!! Nancy

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    1. I can't wait to get it all organized :)

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  4. I'm sure you will put the new pantry addition to good use. You can't have too much space for good stuff like that!

    We've been enjoying our Yukons baked too. I do enjoy them better than russets, which don't grow that well here anyway. I haven't fixed any of our butternuts yet. And I've never tried one grilled. Yours look yummy, as does that tenderloin. Did you smoke it outdoors?

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    1. yes, we have a smoker attachment for the grill so we use it to slow-smoke as well as regular BBQ and grilling whenever we feel up for it.

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  5. What a great collection of canned goods! They will look lovely on your your new shelves!

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    1. thank you, it's still work in progress as I'll be doing quite a bit more canning for winter. now just need to get more space :)

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