Thursday, December 1, 2016

Leftovers!!

We have leftovers from two turkey's this year. One from our Thanksgiving dinner at home and one from our family Thanxmas dinner with the family. I didn't really realize how much was left until I looked at it today and realized I really needed to can some of it or we were just going to waste all that good turkey.
The spare room is kind of full right now. The big fish tank/brooder is still in there and several rather large presents, bags of smaller presents, empty boxes to send presents in or sent of Etsy orders, just a lot of stuff but I managed to reach the canner and find jars enough.
Canning meat is no more difficult than canning anything else. I did the 'hot pack' method with the turkey where you boil the meat first. I then packed it in the jars using the same liquid, added a little salt,  and pressure canned it for 75 minutes in pint jars.


I ended up with 7 full pints with some leftover. The leftover meat was in all that good juice too and there was no reason to let all that go to waste either so I poured it in the crock pot, added some onions, salt, pepper, a little sage and a jar of canned carrots. I will add some kind of pasta- maybe egg noodles-- later when it is close to time to eat so the noodles don't overcook.


4 comments:

  1. That's a lot of leftovers! (Wouldn't it have been better to buy a smaller turkey??). At least you're not letting anything go to waste...

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    1. We had a small turkey for us but then took one to the family gathering so had leftovers from that one too.

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  2. Good choice to use up the meat. We love canned meat. This would be great in a canned soup starter (potatoes, broth, carrots, celery, barley) then you just add the any meat you want with any other leftover veggies. Delicious.

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    1. I use them for soup all the time as well.

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