I got a pressure canner a few weeks ago and have been busy playing with it. In the 2 weeks we've put up alot of food, so far we have chicken, ham, taco meat, sloppy joe, roast beef, and beef broth, about 14 quarts of food (14 ready to eat meals). Below is the vegetable soup I did tonight. Pressure canning is a great way to preserve food either from your garden or when you find an awesome deal on meat. It's very easy to do and if you follow the directions you won't poison yourself or blow up the canner, so there is no need to be scared of canning.