So Oldest Son wants to know if he can borrow my large roasting pan. I say he sure can if he comes over and retrieves it from on top of my kitchen cupboard where it lives. I don't do step stools any more. When he gets here, he wants to know if I would like a plate of roast beast with potatoes and carrots for supper. Of course I would. And it was hand delivered right to my kitchen table. And it was delicious. And I didn't have to lift a finger. And there is enough left over for my supper tomorrow. Life is good. :)
I imagine most have heard of making caramel sauce by boiling an unopened can of sweetened condensed milk. The other day I saw a video where the milk was poured into half-pint jars and water bath canned for three hours. I decided to try it. Son brought me some cans of the cheaper store brand sweetened condensed milk and some cans of the more expensive name brand. He figured I could can both to see if there was any difference in the finished product. So today I gave it a try.
After supper we did a taste test on the caramel sauce. Turns out the cheap stuff from Walmart has a more creamy consistency and tastes better than the more expensive name brand. I had some on ice cream for dessert and it is really good. I think it might make a good caramel dipping sauce for apple slices, too.
I have to add a disclaimer here. This is not an "approved" product to home can. Which means that the government agency in charge of the home canning rules has not tested this and therefore has not given it's approval. That being said, I am not telling you to can sweetened condensed milk as caramel sauce. I am just reporting on what I did.
And that it is really, really good. :)