Back in the middle of November, I did a post on our freezer inventory.  Last week I got to thinking about our pantry.  I did a good job of freezing some of our favorite fruits like peaches and blueberries, but I also spent a considerable amount of time canning this summer.  It dawned on me that I don’t have a good list of what we made and that will make it hard to decide what to make for next season.

So, I’ve done my best to summarize each item that I canned this summer and its current inventory in our pantry.  Our house has a canned cupboard and it’s actually being used for its intended purpose.  It’s also fun to look at this list because we picked most of the items personally at local farms.  The exceptions being tomatoes and pears.

item amount canned in inventory 12/14 unit
pear sauce 22 18 quarts
chopped pears 6 0 quarts
applesauce 18 13 quarts
chopped apples 2 0 quarts
peach jam 8 7 pints
peach honey 5 5 1/2 pints
sliced peaches 28 25 quarts
strawberry jam 6 3 1/2 pints
strawberry- vanilla jam 9 7 1/2 pints
strawberry -lemon butter 4 4 1/2 pints
apple-plum sauce 6 5 pints
tomato sauce 9 8.5 gallons
blueberry jam 3 2 pints

I think it will be good to revisit this list every once in a while to make sure we don’t forget what we have and to get an idea of how much we really use during a given year. I already know that we need many more quarts of chopped pears next season!