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 :)
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.