What are you canning now?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Acre of Blessings, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    Quote:Our local grocery had them for .99 cents a piece here also so I threw some in the freezer, I am sick of canning right now so hopefully they will be fine to use later on as I have never done that before.
     
  2. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Great job! See, it wasnt so hard was it? [​IMG] You are still alive and now you can expand your horizons even more! Whooo-Hooo! Terri O
     
  3. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

    Dec 30, 2008
    Southwest Indiana
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  4. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

    Dec 30, 2008
    Southwest Indiana
    Here's my jalapeno jelly and banana nut bread jam

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  5. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    Quote:Great job! See, it wasnt so hard was it? [​IMG] You are still alive and now you can expand your horizons even more! Whooo-Hooo! Terri O

    Congrats, OEGBman! and just wait....pressure canning will open a whole new door to pantry goodies for you!

    Late last week, we processed 4 turkeys into 18 lbs ground turkey (frozen), one whole breast (brined & roasted for a family holiday gathering on Sunday). I roasted all of the bones, etc from grinding, then cooked them down into a rich broth. From that I canned 9 quarts of meat and stock for soups/stews/meatpies on Saturday, and froze another 2 qts of meat without broth.

    AND...Winter is the time when I can-up my own beans - kidney, pinto, black, chickpeas, etc - from dry beans. They're so much cheaper and better than commercially canned beans. I do them in Winter when there's no garden produce to deal with, and I try to do enough to last through Summer/Fall (a year's supply).

    After looking for 3 weeks, I finally found cannellini beans (white kidney beans) at a Whole Foods store over the weekend! I canned those last night into 9 pints. I'm going to try them in our favorite Italian soup recipe - White Bean, Kale and Sausage Soup. If all goes well, I plan to buy a 10 lb bulk bag and can a bunch more of them along with other beans in January.
     
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  6. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are getting our 1/2 cow tomorrow. I was hoping to make broth out of the bones and pressure can it, for later use. Neither my Blue Book or the direction book that came with the canner, mention this. I know you can do chicken broth, is there some reason that there are no directions for beef broth?? Appreciate you help!
     
  7. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    Lesa,

    You can process beef broth (plain or with meat) - and beef by itself too. In my most recent Blue Book the directions for broth are on page 61 (beef stock), and various cuts of beef on page 58-59. That copy has a blie cover and pictures a cheesecake with berries on the front.

    Here are instructions for all meats and stocks, including beef, on the NCHFP website:
    http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/how/can5_meat.html

    Congrats on getting a half cow! You'll be eating well. [​IMG]
     
  8. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    I've recently canned some banana nut jam, also. Yummy! I still have lots of jars, mostly pints, that are empty so I am thinking about canning some carrots or potatoes. Any ideas anyone wants to offer would be great. I have a pressure canner. Oh, and I don't like really hot and spicy foods. Thanks ahead of time!
     
  9. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Canned 10 1/2 pint jars of wildberry syrup/toppin last night for Christmas gifts [​IMG]
     
  10. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Bockbock--I have the same white chicken as you! Except mine isnt a cookie jar....[​IMG]

    Kim--can you direct me to where I can find how to can dry beans? We eat really a lot of them and I would like to try making my own. You say they are better than store canned...hmmmm. Thanks! Terri O
     

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