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Store Canned Foods that have Multiple Uses

One thing we have tried to do in our food storage is to stock items that store well and are versatile.  A good example is spam.  Hormel says that it will last indefinitely unless the cans are punctured or damaged.  They do state that after the best use date there may be changes in taste and loss of nutrition.  In my experience, this takes many years before a change in taste is noticeable.

Now I know that not everybody likes spam, personally I do.  However, span can be used in a large variety of ways.  It can be eaten cold right out of the can or cooked. …

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How to Can Chicken

Learn how to can chicken

I found some chicken legs and thighs on sale and since my husband only likes the dark meat, it was perfect for canning.  Of course, it all needed skinning and splitting, but I felt good that day and started the process of mangling the chicken.  I bought three 10-pound bags and wondered if I was crazy after the first bag.  My hands felt like they were being put through the ringer.  Needless to say, they were sore and swollen after three bags, but I was determined to get it done.  After some Tylenol and an arthritis pill later, I was good to go again.  …

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Squirreling Away Food for Winter

You need to preserve the summer harvest.

Hi everyone, I hope you’re enjoying your summer and the heat. I am not a fan of the heat so I have been inside making my own steam.  With my new 30 qt pressure cooker and new set of knifes my husband gave me for my Birthday. I had my own sauna going for three days and now am marking and packaging the results. (Adding to inventory also)

The past few days I have been chopping, canning, vacuuming and drying. If you stood in my kitchen to long, you may have ended up in a jar. …

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Killing and Cleaning a Chicken

Yesterday a friend called and asked for some help with their chickens.  Although they have been raising chickens for eggs for a few months, they had never butchered one.  My wife and I went over and my wife showed them how, while I took pictures.  So we though a post on how to kill and clean chickens was appropriate for today

It is really pretty simple.  First, make sure you have a sharp ax and a good chopping block.  Catch the chicken.  At this point, we like to tie their feet so they are easy to hang after they are dispatched. …

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CANNING CHICKEN:

Well folks, I thought for sure, I had posted the instructions for canning chicken. I was informed that I haven’t. I have only mentioned it. Ok so here it is: this was passed on to me by our daughter. She is a wonder, and does a lot of experimenting. She also likes to bake and does a marvelous job on our waist lines. Good thing she lives out of state, or I would never lose weight.

We like dark meat on chicken and turkey.  I get the skinless chicken thighs, if they are not too expensive or on sale. I also get turkey thighs.…

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Canned Bacon Update

 

About a month ago I posted a recipe for canning bacon (You can find it by doing a search for bacon on this site).

Yesterday I finally opened a jar and used it for breakfast. The recipe I used, warned that once canned bacon was opened it would crumble upon warming. It did, which was fine, because I used it over hash browns and eggs. The favor was good and it browned well. Bacon can be used to flavor soups and beans when cooking and in many other recipes, like omelets, salads and BLT’s.

Hamburger is next on my list to can.…

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