Yesterday, I asked Tarver to pick a few peppers from the garden.
He came in with a nice handful of bell peppers and approximately 4 quarts of jalapenos.
So. . .
We had a pepper eating contest.
Okay, not so. The boys and I 'put up' pickled jalapenos last night.
So now, as a mother, I can rest assured that when they leave my kitchen someday and have yet to find a helper to run their own kitchens - their nachos will have no reason to fear store bought jalapenos.
My terrific sons even indulged me by waiting around for that rewarding 'pop' of the jars sealing after coming out of the hot water bath. That's my favorite part of the whole process.
My new favorite part is having extra hands to share food preservation with. These guys are great helpers and already so self sufficient.