So, that means you had to sterilize a lot of jars. This is always the part that takes me a lot of time, boiling water in a pot and managing to stick three at the max in the pot. Do you have any tip?
Well, starting by filling the pot with hot water which can cut the time down. I usually rewash all my canning tools (even though I put them away clean), in hot soapy water in my sink. Once the hot water is already running, I just fill the canner pot from that. Also, if your pot is small and you can only fit 3 jars in it, you either need a bigger pot or to make small batch recipes. There are a few books out there specifically for small batch canning. And I found my canner & rack at Big Lot's, for about $20, rather than the $35 version at Walmart. Or ask around from friends and family members. Someone might have one that they on longer use that they could lend you.