I read that canning is addictive and it is true! But it is so nice to open the pantry door and have my own "convenience food"! Every weekend another batch of our own tomatoes gets a "hot water bath" and yesterday I bought some local berries for raspberry jam. I remember when I was first married, my Mom would offer to give me some canned tomatoes and-I can't believe I said this---I would refuse them!!! What was I thinking--but I had limited storage space then.. My stubborn Mother wouldn't listen to me though and showed up with cans of tomatoes!!! I always used them too. I wish I had told her how much I loved that!