One of the things I needed to do was do something with a handful of carrots that my grandson Brandon gave me from his garden. I saw this interesting recipe for Pickled Carrots here: http://creationsbydina.blogspot.com/2012/07/pickled-carrots.html
and wanted to try it. I only got a pint but that is one more pint than I had before today. They sure look nice and smell good too. I will wait a couple of weeks before I try them so the flavors of the spices get infused in them. Another thing I did was to go through the stuff I have dehydrated and if they were in a Ball/Mason canning jar I took it out and put it in a different jar. When I was in Texas my sister in law Gale and I went through all her canning jars and she was so nice and gave me all the jars that mayo or other store bought items came in that a band and seal would fit on and were not canning jars. Now days things like that come in plastic jars. I will use a non Ball/Mason (canning) jar if I am processing a item in a boiling water bath. I did it years ago and almost all the jam and pie filling I did this year are in that type of jar. I have never had a problem using a jar like that but won't use them in the pressure caner. By transferring the dehydrated items into different jars I was able to get about a dozen canning jars. I am still holding out hope that the guy my husband works with is still going to give me some corn to can. Also I need the quart size to can some soup and chili this fall.