My darling surprised me on the way home from work by picking up this. About 60 lbs. of ground beef and beef brisket. Both were just under $2.00 a lb., which in my book, is a good deal and a good time to take advantage of "putting up" some canned goods.
I got six quarts of this beef brisket ya'll. I'm excited to be able to make corned beef and cabbage with this, Grab a head of cabbage, a few potatoes, onions and carrots from down in the garden, and we'll have dinner in a flash.
We also canned up the ground beef. I got 7 quarts, and 8 pints. Perfect for taco's, meat gravy's, casseroles, sauces, whatever I can dream up. I used the dry canning method on the ground beef. I was totally impressed and prefer to use this method over the one where you add boiling water. The texture comes out perfect with the dry canning method. A winner in my opinion!
Well, a look into my tiny pantry of home canned food tonight.
Fruit juice concentrates, jellies, jams, preserves, syrups, salsa, chili, pulled pork, bbq pork, ground turkey, kielbasa sausages, ground hamburger, beef brisket, zucchini pickles, cucumber pickles, pickled peppers, pickled onions, pickled cherries, applesauce, apple pie filling, peaches, peas and carrots, green beans.....
We are trying to replace as much as we are eating but it's hard! Tonight I even pulled 2 quarts of the apple pie filling, and made apple crumble for dessert for Erick and Becca. It's really nostalgic to open a can containing the apples from that beautiful apple tree we lost this year. Thank heavens I canned the apples from last year's harvest. We'll at least be able to enjoy that bounty for a few more years! :)
Looking forward to adding so much more once this years harvest gets fully underway! Happy canning.