I am canning turkey tonight, and when this canner-full cools down, I have a few quarts of chicken and turkey stock to can. I am very thankful that I finally learned to use the pressure canner last year, after many years of fearing it. (I'm also thankful that my Mom lets me borrow hers just about whenever I ask!) Frozen left-over turkey never ends up being a crowd pleaser, but these jars of poultry are tender and perfect for dumping into chicken and dumplings or whipping up into my favorite curried chicken salad. As an added bonus, the dogs enjoy the juice poured over kibbles.
Before the pressure canner, I froze all my green beans. Last year, when the beans in my garden went absolutely crazy and I couldn't even give them away fast enough, I ran out of room in my freezer. That was the turning point, since pressure canning is apparently the only safe way to can beans. Now I'm even considering canning dried beans, will they cook as they can? I need to google that!
So I ended up with some work to do tonight after all, but it is not difficult. I have also tried to time it so that all is finished well before bed time. I think that the girls are on the verge of coming down with something, so we all need some extra rest right now.
I need to go work on a Subtraction Facts Chart for L. The addition one turned out nicely.
6 months ago