My mother-in-law recently gave my a Ball Blue Book from 1941. It has been a fun read!
There was a section that listed the amount of canned goods you should put up.
For a family of five it states you should store between 800-100 quarts. I don't know about you, but I think that is a lot of jars! I am not sure where I would store that much. I will say that the idea of putting up my own canned goods and not purchasing them at the grocery really appeals to me.
There was also a chart (click to enlarge) that list the amount of each item to put up and how many jars you would get from each bushel.
There are many, many recipes in this book. It list how to can pumpkin, pumpkin preserves, celery, many soups and stews and all kinds of meats. I can't wait to get in the kitchen!