Get the Pantry Ready – It’s National Canned Food Month!

canned food in pantryFebruary is all about canned food. In fact, it’s officially recognized as National Canned Food Month.

The convenience of canned food has many perks – no refrigeration, little to no prep time, and it can speed up getting dinner on the table, which is a huge help when you’re short on time or have unexpected company.

So, sticking with the theme of the month, we gathered up some of our favorite posts all about canned food, including some delicious recipes. Happy eating!

Using Your Canned Food

chicken pot pie
Yum! We made this delicious Chicken Pot Pie with Lehman’s Canned Chicken, available at Lehmans.com. (Click the photo to find the recipe.)

Want to prepare your pantry in case of an emergency? Give this post a read:
Canned Vs. Freeze-Dried Food: Which is Right for You?

Have canned meat on hand? We have the dinnertime inspiration you need! Check out these recipes:
6 Tasty, Time-Saving Recipes for Easy Family Meals
Prepare in Advance Meals for Company

Home Canning

canning together
When you can your own food, you know exactly what’s in it.

And let’s not forget another big aspect of canned foods – canning the food yourself! If you’re an avid home canner or are thinking about beginning, check out these helpful posts. (As always, make sure you follow USDA regulations when canning. It’s also important to use a trusted, up-to-date instruction book, like The Ball Blue Book.)

Canning 101: The Basics
Canning in a Small Kitchen
Canning for Beginners: 10 Things to Know Before You Start

Do you have a favorite food to can or preserve? Share in the comments below.

Editor’s Note: This article was first posted February 2020.

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JennyJenny Smith is the editor of the Country Life Blog and the Digital Content Specialist for Lehman’s. It’s not unusual to find oil lamps, canning jars and freeze-dried food on her desk. She is an avid reader, card maker and dog lover. In fact, she is currently teaching her Golden Retriever to not take her shoes. It’s an ongoing battle.

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