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Does anyone know how long to process potato soup with onion and garlic? There is a wonderful and really inexpensive meal...I know I had it last night!

Also, can't you take stuff from the feezer and can it should the need occur?

-- Doreen (, October 20, 2001


Doreen, in all my canning books I cannot find directions for canning potato soup! Do you make it with milk? If so, I'd make it with water, can and then add powdered milk before eating. I'd go with the longest item to process and that would be potatoes. My books say to process potatoes 35 minutes, quarts 40 minutes at 10# pressure. To answer your second question, yes you can but I've never done it myself so don't know what the quality of the food would be.

-- Barb (, October 20, 2001.

I would process at the 35 minutes for pints, and have done it before and it was wonderful......even with milk and cheese in it. I have canned from the freezer before, but only meat. I can not imagine that the veggies or fruits would be too wonderful, but in a pinch I would sure do it rather than lose everything. In fact, I always try and keep enough lids and jars available to do that in a major power loss. We lost everything two different times in long term power outages. We have a generator now that would save us for a month or so, but eventually would have to can up the meat, corn, peas etc.

-- diane (, October 20, 2001.

Thanks for the pointers! I couldn't find anything on it in my two canning books.

That's a really good idea, Diane- keeping all those extra jars. I wonder if I can find a few more boxes at garage sales yet this fall?.....hmmm.

-- Doreen (, October 20, 2001.

I have taken frozen tomatoes and made salsa, sauce, ketchup and then canned it.

-- DW (, October 21, 2001.

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