Cooking & Eating what was Canned

Creamy Tex Mex Shrimp Dip

You’ve made it. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is behind us and you can settle back into your hobbies and interests with newfound vigor. If one of those hobbies is canning, then it might be time to open those jars of preserved produce and make some delicious meals or snacks.

In this article we’ll be walking through a variety of options available to you with your canned goods. After all, what better way to celebrate the new year than with fresh ideas and a full stomach!

Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie boards are an increasingly popular option for people who love both canning and snacking. Combining various jams, vegetables, nuts, meats, and cheeses on a plate will never get old.

Some delicious options for charcuterie boards are pickled items such as okra, or the jams and jellies that you have prepared. Pair these with smoked meats like prosciutto and creamy cheeses like brie to make a perfect plate. Not interested in the meats or cheeses? You can always have a vegetable and fruit platter instead!

Pickled Veggies in Sandwiches

This is a great way to spice up some of your favorite meals. Pickled veggies provide a wonderful acidity in foods that adds a complexity and zest to any sandwich.

For example, try pickled peppers on your next sandwich.  If you want something a little more experimental, try adding pickled onions to your next grilled cheese masterpiece.

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What’s for Dinner?

Here’s a delicious meal from the Mrs Wages® vault of recipes. All four of these dishes are made using canned vegetables or fruit.

Appetizer: Reuben Empanadas

Canned Ingredient: Mrs. Wages® Kosher Dill Pickles

Entree: Gumbo with Pickled Okra

Canned Ingredient: Mrs. Wages® Pickled Okra

Side 1: Kosher Dill Pickle Cornbread with Pickle Butter

Canned Ingredient: Mrs. Wages® Kosher Dill Pickles

Side 2: Cranberry Applesauce

Canned Ingredient: Mrs. Wages® Spiced Apple Mix

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