Nope - not exactly the rock out session you may have thought when you saw the title.
Simply put, we ran out of strawberry jam, so I spent part of the day making some from my stash of frozen strawberries. I also decided to try out a recipe for spiced blueberry jam since I still have frozen blueberries. My jam session today nearly depleted my supply of strawberries, but there's still plenty of blueberries for muffins.
I've never thought about keeping a pantry list describing what I canned for the year, but I saw it as a suggestion recently on the blog site Food in Jars. Upon reading the comments I discovered quite a few people who also ran out, or are very low on strawberry jam. I guess there'll be a whole lot more strawberries finding their way into jelly jars this spring. At any rate, the pantry list sounds like a great idea. I'll have to keep track next year so I can better approximate what I'll need to can each year. I already know a couple of things that I won't bother with this year - my hubby didn't like the Italian Style diced tomatoes, and the Salvation Jam was just okay; certainly not worth the trouble since there are so many other jams and jellies we like much better. On the other hand, there are quite a few new things I'd like to try to can this comming season - ketcup and barbeque sauce are at the top of the list.
The other thing I managed to learn today was how much grain is too much to put in my grain mill. Thank goodness I run it in the garage. Then again, if it had been in the kitchen I would probably have caught my mistake a little sooner. :D