This week I hope to get lots of canning done. For a year and a half, we’ve been eating a good bit out of jars and I haven’t been canning a lot so our inventory of canned foods was getting kinda low. My favorite things to can are the jars I can open and have almost the whole meal in one jar.
Yesterday morning I browned ground beef and made a big pot of meat sauce.
I got all that canned except for a little that we ate for dinner.
I’m not doing any canning today because we have other things to do but tomorrow I’m going to can red beans, sausage and round beef. That’s one of my favorite meals in a jar. It’s perfectly seasoned. All I have to do is cook rice, make cornbread and heat up the contents of the jar.
I was thinking about making Cincinnati Chili. Vince loves that but I don’t like it much so I may not do that.
I want to can some plain browned ground beef. That’s great for making soups, shepherd’s pie, tacos, etc. Already browned, grease already drained off . . nothing to defrost – just open a jar and heat it up.
Yesterday while working on the meat sauce, I had my cross stitching upstairs and a magnifying lamp and was able to stitch while babysitting the canner.