is one of emptying a freezer to prepare for filling it again. Two members of the family have elk tags so we are praying we will have meat for the freezer. While waiting, I am emptying out one of the freezers. I have been canning, seeing what is in the freezer and planning what I can make with it.
First up~Jen's Veggie Juice
From the garden: zucchini, crookneck squash, pattypan squash,
sweet peppers, parsley, Red Russian Kale...
This is what ended up in the Veg Juice.
I also added 1/4 tsp each of salt and lemon juice to each jar.
The remaining pulp? I ended up with 1 cup left of veg juice and added
it to the pulp, pureed it and canned it as well. I kind of use this as
tomato sauce and it is delicious! I added 1/4 tsp salt and lemon juice to each jar.
My workstation~it kind of reminds me of my thoughts
here, there, and everywhere!
While I am emptying the freezer, a friend gave me 24 fairly poor apples.
I decided to make chunky applesauce as well. I used a sprinkling of cinnamon
sugar and about 1/3 cup of water.
Here are some of the items I canned.
Yesterday, I used up most of this chicken up from
a baked chicken we had Friday. I made a Chicken/Beef Kielbasa
soup with chicken, sliced up kielbasa, 2 cups of squash medley, 3 carrots,
1 stalk of celery, leftover turkey broth, leftover tomatoes, frozen corn
and an onion. I made 5 quarts of this.
I am going to can chicken soup, beef soup, and about 8 more quarts of Veg Juice.
By then I should almost have emptied a good portion of the freezer and pray we
can fill it!