Prep Genrl Weekly prep thread January 24 - January 31

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Thanks for letting me know - I have a few Anchor Hocking jars that get rotated in now and again, and have had no trouble with them. My cousins are wanting to can more, and I feel that I have been more than generous enough in sharing my jars; I was going to point them toward the Anchor Hocking jars at Menards, but didn't want to encourage them to use Chinese products. Of course, I have a lot of non-branded jars - probably a lot of mayo jars in the mix - that I use at times; no clue where those are made, so I must not be too picky :lol:
its been a number of years since I've seen mayonaise in a glass jar, so IMHO jars from years back would most likely have been made in the USA.

God is good all the time
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
Mom always saved all of her glass qt mayo jars, and I've done the same over the years. I've got an abundance of them. I use mine for storing things like noodles, rice, dry beans, etc. I also use them when water bath canning garden vegetables, mostly tomatoes. I'm also collecting the large size plastic mayo jars to use for dry storage. I just don't like throwing something out if I can find another use for it.
 

summerthyme

Administrator
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We use the "quart" size Miracle Whip (actually the Aldi brand) plastic jars for storing dried dog treats, as well as for screws, nails and other miscellaneous hardware.

My closest Amish neighbor runs a toyshop... all sorts of handmade wooden toys, crafts and puzzles. They set up an ingenious "lazy susan"... on the ceiling! It's a round piece of plywood probably 48" diameter. They screwed dozens of mayonnaise lids to the plywood, before mounting it to a device that lets it spin. When they want a particular type of hardware, they just look at the jars above them, find the appropriate one and unscrew the jar.

It's brilliant, because it takes up no space on the workbench...

Summerthyme
 

Illini Warrior

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Mom always saved all of her glass qt mayo jars, and I've done the same over the years. I've got an abundance of them. I use mine for storing things like noodles, rice, dry beans, etc. I also use them when water bath canning garden vegetables, mostly tomatoes. I'm also collecting the large size plastic mayo jars to use for dry storage. I just don't like throwing something out if I can find another use for it.
you are playing Russian roulette using anything but a well checked out factory canning jar for your hot bath & pressure canning >>> they'll look perfectly OK in the canner and even survive long enough to clear the pot rim before cracking - lava hot tomato sauce is nothing to mess with - just not worth the risk ....

it's bad enough when a well used canning jar doesn't make it .....
 

hiwall

Veteran Member
We use the "quart" size Miracle Whip (actually the Aldi brand) plastic jars for storing dried dog treats, as well as for screws, nails and other miscellaneous hardware.

My closest Amish neighbor runs a toyshop... all sorts of handmade wooden toys, crafts and puzzles. They set up an ingenious "lazy susan"... on the ceiling! It's a round piece of plywood probably 48" diameter. They screwed dozens of mayonnaise lids to the plywood, before mounting it to a device that lets it spin. When they want a particular type of hardware, they just look at the jars above them, find the appropriate one and unscrew the jar.

It's brilliant, because it takes up no space on the workbench...

Summerthyme
Here is a pic of of part of my shop. The ceiling is mostly covered with jars full of "stuff".
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20Gauge

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I'd like to have a guest cabin on our property, too. I'd even settle for a nice camper trailer for guests to use. We don't have a spare bedroom, so having overnight guests is non existent, or they sleep on the floor. We just can't afford either one, without having to go in debt to get it. I'm happy for you!
We make it a point not to invite people over. Period. Just not the social types.
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
We use the "quart" size Miracle Whip (actually the Aldi brand) plastic jars for storing dried dog treats, as well as for screws, nails and other miscellaneous hardware.

My closest Amish neighbor runs a toyshop... all sorts of handmade wooden toys, crafts and puzzles. They set up an ingenious "lazy susan"... on the ceiling! It's a round piece of plywood probably 48" diameter. They screwed dozens of mayonnaise lids to the plywood, before mounting it to a device that lets it spin. When they want a particular type of hardware, they just look at the jars above them, find the appropriate one and unscrew the jar.

It's brilliant, because it takes up no space on the workbench...

Summerthyme
Since we don't actually go through much mayo I don't have a plastic jar from mayo very often. I actually get plastic jars a little more often from coconut oil, which I used daily, that and our rendered lard are the only oils we use daily. I used olive oil for years and years and then it came out that many of the olive oils on the market had filler oils in them, even some of the more expensive oils. So it was very difficult to find a pure olive oil. I switched to coconut oil.

When we first got married DH was opposed to using coconut oil, said it did something to his digestive system. I bought a small bottle of vegetable oil and would pour some out so he would think I was using that. Then the truth came out and I told him if he wanted vegetable oil he could buy it himself. He didn't buy any and used the coconut oil and low and behold his digestive system has been just fine.

God is good all the time

Judy
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
We make it a point not to invite people over. Period. Just not the social types.
Visitors are rare at our house, but we are hoping at some point that our children might visit, and my brother.

God is good all the time

Judy
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
you are playing Russian roulette using anything but a well checked out factory canning jar for your hot bath & pressure canning >>> they'll look perfectly OK in the canner and even survive long enough to clear the pot rim before cracking - lava hot tomato sauce is nothing to mess with - just not worth the risk ....

it's bad enough when a well used canning jar doesn't make it .....
I would never use them in a pressure canner. I don't pressure can anything to start with. I do most of my canning in regular Ball canning jars, but I do use the glass mayo jars, too. I've been using them for years, and never have had one to break. Guess there's always a first time, though.
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
We make it a point not to invite people over. Period. Just not the social types.
We're not, either. We have a DS and DDIL who live in Texas. When they come home for a visit, they have to stay with my mom, because we have no room for them. Also, our home is the bug out location for our other DS, DDIL, and her mom, but we don't have room for them, either. We've told them to bring their own sleeping bags should they ever have to come here to stay.
 

Freeholder

This too shall pass.
We're not, either. We have a DS and DDIL who live in Texas. When they come home for a visit, they have to stay with my mom, because we have no room for them. Also, our home is the bug out location for our other DS, DDIL, and her mom, but we don't have room for them, either. We've told them to bring their own sleeping bags should they ever have to come here to stay.

I've been trying to plan and prepare for the possibility that some of my family could end up coming here if the economy crashes, because our property is just about the only property in the family that's paid for right now. With a little over two and a half acres we could at least grow enough food for a few more people than the two of us. But we'd have to build little cabins for the extras, or they'd need to bring travel trailers with them, or something.

Kathleen
 

hiwall

Veteran Member
This is great! I'm going to see if I can use your idea somehow, although I'd have to use a step-ladder to reach anything attached to the ceiling like that (the perils of being a short person, LOL!).

Kathleen
When I built my shop area I made the ceiling lower than 8' on purpose.
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
I've been trying to plan and prepare for the possibility that some of my family could end up coming here if the economy crashes, because our property is just about the only property in the family that's paid for right now. With a little over two and a half acres we could at least grow enough food for a few more people than the two of us. But we'd have to build little cabins for the extras, or they'd need to bring travel trailers with them, or something.

Kathleen
Yeah. I've tried talking both of our sons into buying a small camper, but they haven't. We have plenty of room on our property for them to set up. We have an all weather large tent, but that's it. Both of our DDIL's wouldn't sleep in a tent for fear of night time critters and bugs. It would take all of us working together to grow and can enough food for all of us. We have the acreage for that, too.
 

Freeholder

This too shall pass.
Yeah. I've tried talking both of our sons into buying a small camper, but they haven't. We have plenty of room on our property for them to set up. We have an all weather large tent, but that's it. Both of our DDIL's wouldn't sleep in a tent for fear of night time critters and bugs. It would take all of us working together to grow and can enough food for all of us. We have the acreage for that, too.
One of my daughters is close enough to come here if necessary -- only about four hours drive from here. My other daughter is two days drive away, so I don't know if she'd be able to come, and her husband hates our summer weather. Either of the girls would be willing to sleep in a tent; in fact, the last time my closer daughter was here with three of her kids, they all slept in hammocks in the back yard. But it wouldn't work for long-term shelter.

Kathleen
 

Freeholder

This too shall pass.
When I built my shop area I made the ceiling lower than 8' on purpose.
My tools are stored on the front porch, and the ceiling is lower than 8' -- maybe just over seven feet. I'll have to go out there in a bit and see if I could reach, LOL!

Kathleen
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
In the past I've told my youngest he needed to get a tent and he finally did. No clue if his wife would sleep in on though. Now I need to ask him if they all have sleeping bags.

God is good all the time

Judy
 
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