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Even though you've slaved over a product for hours and have a good handle on everything you can, label your jars. You will forget a year from now what you've done. Even if it's just the box they are stored in or just the ones on the front of a shelf, identify them. I ran across a case of half pint jars today that I had forgotten about. Humm. They looked familiar. The stuff inside was packed pretty tightly; it didn't shake around. Kind of an ugly brown. I probably used the Food Saver instead of the canner since it didn't slosh. I really didn't want to open a jar an waste it whatever it was. I couldn't stand it. I opened one. It was brown sugar. Sigh. I'm sure when I was vacuum sealing it last year I thought there was no way I wouldn't recognize what it was. I know no one else here (my house) would know what it was without opening it. Even if you would recognize it...would one of your loved ones know what you have if you weren't available? I'm thinking of my pickled beets now. Or sweet vs. dill pickles etc. I also just noticed my sloppy joes and my spaghetti sauce resemble each other. Off to do some labeling!