Thursday, October 8, 2009
My new TOY!! Well, really it is work , but FUN work!
Last Thursday this All-American pressure caner was delivered to my door. I am in canning HEAVEN!!! This baby holds 14 quarts at one time!!! LOVE it. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! (no this is not a paid endorsement! :) I just LOVE it!! )
I waited TWO years to take the plunge... finally dove in and ordered what I know will last me a lifetime. Spending large chunks of money has never been my thing, but I am very pleased with my decision.
So far I have canned apple sauce and venison with this baby. Canning meat is NEW to me, but I just have to say that we really like it. We have decided to can some of the meat with every deer we get. Talk about EASY meals.... fast soups, stews, meat and gravy, beef and noodles, pot pie..... I'm all for SIMPLE!!!! When I canned the meat I added onion powder, garlic powder, salt and white wine vinegar. The vinegar takes away all 'game' flavor. This canned meat tastes just like beef.
She will be busy again tomorrow as I can up the last bushel of apples I have to process. Do you can?? What is your favorite thing to 'put up'?? For some reason seeing the beautiful jars lined up on the basement shelves brings me such incredible satisfaction and sense of accomplishment.
Have a BLESSED day, BE a BLESSING!