A peck and a half of green beans, 2 generations of women who have no clue what they're doing, tiny kitchen and 2 babies to chase........ Well, it was NOT boring by a long shot. I asked easy child the night before if she wanted to pop the beans. I've popped beans since I was like 2 yrs old......I know how long it can take to pop that many. She kept insisting it wasn't necessary to do it beforehand. ok Then she wanted to do the left over corn. Really GOOD corn by the way.....would be wonderful to have canned....but I'm thinking probably not a good idea to try 2 things at once when you're just learning the process. But ok..... So we start off by popping beans while the babies played in the front yard. Nice day, porch to pop them on. No sweat. Only it's 2nd nature to me......and easy child discovered she's s l o w at it. lol Then Brandon wanted to help. I suppose he didn't do bad for his age. Then Darrin came home and Nana enlisted him, he didn't do too bad either. Everything is prepared. easy child has researched and we're both pleased bacon can be added with no issues. So, easy child pulls out her turkey bacon and starts frying it up. I'm like honey, that is NOT bacon. She insists it is, just healthier bacon. I'm like no.......you're defeating the purpose of the bacon. lol Then there is the pressure cooker. I've not used one since I've been married and that is nearly 30 yrs. They look little like the ones I used. So we're following the cooker's instructions....double checking with "how to can grn beans" instructions, glad they match up. Then we wait. My cooker you're supposed to let it heat up...then set the thing on so the pressure can build to where you want it then reduce the heat to keep it there. Now this would be great on a gas stove. easy child has electric......It didn't do bad, but our green beans were canned at 14 lbs of pressure instead of 11. lol She turned the heat all the way down to low but her cook top was so hot from all the cooking that it wouldn't really cool down enough to bring the pressure down. We may have soggy beans....that taste like turkey. lol But they sealed like they were supposed to. We got 16 pints of green beans. The corn got cooked but nixed as far as being canned.......that will be our veggie this week until it's eaten. Doing the green beans took too long as we started late and the whole popping the beans part easy child thought would take maybe 5 mins. lol We never did get the bread started. easy child has this issue about multi-tasking. Drives me crazy but I've learned not to fight it. I'm a do one project at a time type of gal myself. So this afternoon will be bread baking. I told her the next canning session will be here at my house, started early in the morning with sister in law to watch the boys. It wasn't too hard, but you do need to pay attention to what you're doing. We're opening one and tasting the results with dinner.