Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Canning Entertainment

For those of you who do a lot of canning and preserving you understand that you sometimes spend hours upon hours working in the kitchen.  It's enjoyable work but at a certain point I get tired of the silence.  Sometimes I like to listen to the radio, other times I like to listen to the TV. 

We had an under the counter TV/DVD/radio combo but in broke.  With canning season upon us we decided to get a new one.  It's fun to pop in an old favorite DVD while canning jars upon jars of jams, green beans or peaches.

I have to say it's handy to have at other times too.  I can watch the news while making dinner.  Or during Christmas nothing gets me in the spirit quite like making cookies while watching a classic Christmas movie. 

Some purists are probably rolling their eyes at me right now thinking it is so sad I can't enjoy the activity on it's own or use the time to be quiet and think.  And I get it, I like quiet time.  I can fully appreciate the simple things in life.  But after a couple of hours of peeling and slicing peaches in silence I like a little bit of entertainment.  Sure someone might accuse me of being addicted to TV, needing to dull my brain with senseless entertainment.  And I might just be inclined to agree with them.  But then again I would have to wonder aren't they glued to their computer screen right now reading this?


  1. If I didn't have a TV in my kitchen, I'd be bored to death! Even if I'm not watching it, I'm listening. I have my computer there too, so my brain is constantly being challenged.....I refuse to call it senseless entertainment, LOL! PS: My mother had a TV in her kitchen way back in the 50s!

    1. Yay, I am glad to see I am in good company! I agree that its not senseless, at least not always :)

    2. Just make sure you don't splatter sauce all over it! What a shame that would be. ;)