We have had a rather disjointed summer of much heat, draught, and stress for my animals. We got no produce except tomatoes to eat. We have been hatching chickens tho and today we are butchering them and canning them. My sweet husband is taking today and tomorrow off to help with this nasty chore, but will be so good to have in the jars when we are thru. We are hoping to get 40 butchered and canned up before the end of the day tomorrow. Then I do have some grapes that I am going to make jelly with next week and we will be going to north GA for apples soon for applesauce and canning and freezing.
Blessings dear friends~ Sister Amy
Sister Amy, helpmeet to Stan,mom to Katie, Matthew, Daniel, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Jacob, Lydia and Isaac and MIL to Jenna married to Daniel 4-10-04, and MIL to Andrea married to Matthew 12-20-04
Sounds like a chore. We hopefully will be going apple picking at one of the apple orchards because I want to try my hand at applesauce and apple butter. I'm still new to this canning thing so this should be interesting.
Post by Sister Penny on Sept 28, 2007 10:39:14 GMT -5
Sister Carole, I think canned chicken is a lot easier to use over a frozen fryer. It is great for casseroles as it is pretty much fully cooked in the jar.
I am mulling over getting chickens for our homestead this next spring, I will not be able to process them, but hubby can, and I would most definitely can them over freezing...as we do lose power a lot it seems up here in the woods.
Hi yall, I usually take the whole fryer out of the freezer 2 or 3 days ahead, keep it in the fridge. On the day I will use it, I cook it in the crockpot all day on low, then in the late afternoon I debone it, strain the broth for bones and then make gumbo, soup, chicken and dumplings ... Yum Yum.
I have never canned chicken but I did buy some fryers to can. The thing I like about canning in a pressure cooker is that stuff doesn't get freezer burn and it's already cooked to use. I usually watch for sales on produce in the summer (my yard is too small for a garden) and then I can it in my pressure cooker. Even potatoes! One of the stores here had potatoes on sale for .99 for a 5 pound bag so I bought 50 pounds (cost - $10). Canned potatoes are great because they are ready to mash, heat up, or fry right out of the jar.