Yesterday I mentioned that I was canning ground turkey and green tomato curry sauce. I got it all done! 16 pints of curry sauce and 11 pints of ground turkey.
As I was labeling the turkey, I laughed! Whatever I’m canning, I’ll label with basically what’s in the jar and the year. Sometimes, after a few months, my abbreviations stump me. The other day I picked up a jar that said BB Pie. I had to look at that for a moment and realized it was blueberry pie filling.
This one might be the best.
I can see someone going through my stuff some day and coming across this jar. The others may say chicken, beef, pork roast, etc. and the ground turkey simply says “Dog”. I was talking to a friend last night and said . . someone sees all this “dog” in a jar and they’re going to think we got a lot of meat off that dachshund. Gross. Not happening.
It reminds me of when I was already in MO and Vince was still in Texas. He was trying to eat as much as he could out of the freezer and he called me one day and said “There’s something in the freezer that isn’t labeled. It looks like jambalaya – it has meat, green peas, rice.” I told him I don’t put green peas in jambalaya but I couldn’t remember what it was. I told him . . just heat it up and taste it . . you’ll know what it is then.
He called me back and he was spitting and sputtering. He said “It’s DOG FOOD!” He said as soon as he tasted it and there was no seasoning, he knew it was dog food. I told him . . it’s all healthy ingredients. Add seasoning and enjoy. He didn’t! He wasn’t about to eat dog food.
It’s just easier for me to write “dog” on the jars instead of writing “Turkey No Seasoning”.