Saturday, January 17, 2009

I Can Can!

Last year, I learned how to can meat in a pressure cooker. I had some wonderful friends walk me through the process. Tonight, I went solo! I canned 18 lbs of chicken and prepared several jars of hamburger for canning tomorrow. I look at the jars and get all giddy. While I hope we never have to use them in an emergency situation, it's nice to know we have a little something on hand just in case. While there are some really good blogs with canning instructions and tutorials, be sure to also check out the National Center for Home Food Preservation, as it includes gobs of information that is updated with current food safety handling information.

5 comments:

one day in the life of me said...

I'll be bugging you soon to share your wealth of info on canning meat. I need to get our food storage started.

Red said...

You are one brave soul. My best is tomatoes or jelly!!

Wild Squirrel said...

Now, for some reason, the thought of canning tomatoes overwhelms me!

Kendall and Melissa said...

You don't know me, but I saw a comment that you posted on Safely Gathered In and I was wondering how you substitute gelatin for eggs in baking recipes! Can you share? My email is powellchoro@hotmail.com. Sorry if that is too stalker!!

Wild Squirrel said...

Check out my other post here http://www.wekneadthedough.blogspot.com/ and feel free to contact me with any specific questions. I've tried all kinds of baked goods and am happy to share what I've learned! :)