We’ve been doing the homemade thing for Xmas gifts the last few years. In our circles, that translates to food for most gifts.
We do various candy, quickbreads, etc. - but we want to do something new this year and are leaning towards doing more “real food” type items. We’ve done salsa in the past, but our tomatoes and peppers didn’t do well this year and we didn’t get in gear to buy a crate from the farmers’ market before they closed.
The discussion is currently about chili. We have a really yummy, unusual chili recipe that is extremely popular (as in, first crockpot empty if you take it to a potluck), and a good recipe for a more standard red chili. This would only be for extended family and close friends. We were going for canning rather than freezing because it makes transport and storage so much easier.
However, my SO thinks this is a bad idea. He says he wouldn’t eat home-canned gifts, even from people he knows, for fear they did it wrong. This hadn’t occurred to me - I’ll know we did it right, so I wouldn’t be concerned, but I don’t want to give something that people would be uncomfortable with.
So what say you - what would you think about receiving gifts of home-canned food?