Thursday, April 15, 2010

12 Step Program for Canners!

Are you a home canner?

Are you totally enthralled with your canning and the luscious foods you preserve? Are you willing to can anything you can get your hands on? Have you gone to canning year-around? If any of these apply, you might want to consider this 12 Step document!

Step 1 - We admitted we were powerless over our addiction - that our homes had become filled with mason jars.

Step 2 - Came to believe that more toys and gadgets could restore us to sanity.

Step 3 - Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the Canning2newsgroup. (A yahoo group for home canners who can't quit!)

Step 4 - Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of our recipes and vowed to share them with others.

Step 5 – Hid from our spouses, to ourselves and to other human beings the exact extent of our canning gadgets.

Step 6 - We're entirely ready to have the enablers on the Canning2 remove all the fears of steam canning.

Step 7 - Humbly asked others to give us back our empty jars.

Step 8 - Made a list of all items we had canned, and became willing to make more of the good ones.

Step 9 - Made direct gifts of canned goods to people wherever possible, except when it would deplete our large stash of jars.

Step 10 - Continued to take personal inventory and when we were low on items, promptly search freecycle, craigslist, and canning pantry dot com.

Step 11 - Sought through asking, begging, and pleading to improve our gardens, praying that we would have lots of produce to put up.

Step 12 - Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other newsgroup lurkers, and to encourage steam juicers in all our newsgroups.

Now that you realize YOU are also an addicted home canner, I want you to know I'm here for you! I'll enable you all I can!
After all, we all have to have a quirk and why not one that is so wonderful and helps our family enjoy good dining?! I'm glad that I have so much wonderful company in my efforts to do such a good thing!

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