And I learned something about canners in this canning session as well. I was using half-pint jars and expected a yield of only12 jars, so I decided to try my cute 70s pot with a trivet in the bottom instead of my big enamelware canner. I got this idea from Marisa's new book - she doesn't even own a big canner.
Well. The ding-dang jars bobbed around and fell over in my cute pot before I could set them all in. My big canner has a rack that holds jars firmly. I burned my fingers trying hastily to fix everything into my cute pot; there was cussing, but the children were outside.
My husband walked through the kitchen as this was going on, and flew for the camera to take a picture of me. Then he very nicely ran down to the basement to fetch my jar lifter which I had forgotten (hence the burned fingers).
Fortunately, everything sealed and is now safely tucked away. Six half-pints of hot pepper marmalade to eat with bagels and cream cheese or scrambled eggs, and 7 half-pints of pickled jalapenos.