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Hello Everyone! I am reposting this on a new question so that others can see. You probably don't need any more ideas but I wanted to share mine with all of you, so I guess you'll just have to delete me or put up w/me! Just thought some of you might like to know what I put up. I have not had the time to garden (until this coming fall/spring, Hooray!) for the last two years. So in the interim this is what I have done. I go to those places (Costco, Smart & Final, ETC.)that sell bulk canned foods such as the gallon cans of green beans, peeled tomatoes, corn, ketchup, and so on. Then I take a day a week and plan to can up several recipies. Some of them are; Spaghetti sauce, Marinara, Spag w/meatballs, Chili(all of which may be made with ground beef/goat/lamb in order of cost), Green Chili stew (traditionally made w/pork cubes(milk fed & home grown of course)), Ham & beans, Pork & beans, Chicken noodle soup, Tomato soup, Tomato Juice, Cream of Potato soup, Clam Chowder, Potato corn chowder, BBQ goat meat, BBQ Pork meat, Pumpkin (cooked & mashed ready to make pies with(I still have some of that from when I had a garden two years ago). Pear butter,Apple butter, Pumpkin butter(from the ever present Halloween pumpkins), Beef/lamb/goat barley soup, Beef/goat/lamb stew, French onion soup, I also can my goats'& cows' milk, Red and Green salsas, Enchilada sauces in hot/mild red/green, If potatoes are especially cheap I peel and dice them and can them, same with carrots, I look for people that have those trees that I am "envious of" (mine are still to small to bear) and whatever I can trade them for the fruit that they would have not picked anyway, goes into pie fillings and syrups and jams and just plain canned, I also make the stock for beef/goat/lamb and chicken pot pies and can them so that all I have to do is roll out the pie crust insert 1 quart of whichever stock and mix with about 1 tablespoon of roux and pinch on the top crust and bake, real quick! I Can all of the gallons of veggies and Ketchup into Quarts so that I don't have gallon cans of veggies open in the fridge, and we just open the one quart jar for a meal, I have not yet tried the bread/cakes in canning yet I am eager! I will be also purchasing a Vac sealer soon as I did find one at Wal-Mart and it is around $100.00 so It WILL be used enough to PAY for itself! I will vacuum pack my Jerky, cheeses(to be frozen), dried fruits, herbs and veggies, Precooked and seasoned rice dishes for the freezer(pop the bag in the micro or a pan of boiling water), Pilaf, Brown, Wild, Spanish rice, etc. Oh yes I may have overlooked something very obvious, that also sits on my shelves, Just plain broth,(Chicken, and beef/lamb/goat). Open a quart or two and add fresh veggies and or noodles and you have instant soup or just broth in a teacup for those who need that cold to go away. Or bring the plain broth to boiling and add roux or a milk roux for the chicken (sometimes) or even cornstarch & water paste and you have some of the most excellent gravies ever! I also forgot the Pre-steamed tamales (chicken, pork, goat, lamb, beef)I classify the "Dark Meats" as Machaca tamales, I pack them in ziplock bags by the dozen and freeze them, they lay nice and flat if you pack them right and do not take up much space. Sooo......When do you guys want to come and work for me? I promise to feed you! Are you hungry yet? LOL. Hope this helps. Thank you for allowing me my two cents. Well that should give some of you some hints and maybe I will find out some new ones from some of you...HINT, HINT, HINT!
-- Lawannea S. Stum (Whitedov1@citlink.net), August 09, 2000
Lawannea: WOW. You are one busy woman! I have canned a lot of potatoes, and wondered if it were possible to can potato soup. Would you be willing to post your instructions, or email them to me when you have time? Thanks, and what an inspiration! Jan
-- Jan in Colorado (Janice12@aol.com), August 09, 2000.
Well I forgot something else that you can add to your pantries, especially if you bake your own breads. Croutons! I jar them up into Quart jars and I would like to try to vacuum seal these also, but they never last long enough around here to do so.LOL. I also bake up cinnamon rolls and freeze them unglazed. Doughnuts the same way. Have fun!
-- Lawannea S. Stum (Whitedov1@citlink.net), August 09, 2000.
I made an entire giant canner of potatoe soup one year and canned the lot of it in quart jars. Talk about your easy meals. Just like store bought, only edible! (Musta used 30 lbs. of potatoes!)
-- Soni (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 10, 2000.
OK OK Soni and Lawannea... give me your recipies for that canned potato soup! I'm hungry just thinking about it! Good grief.. I'm going to gain 75 pounds with this baby!! Thanks!
-- Misha (MishaaE@aol.com), August 10, 2000.
Another excellent cannable is meat loaf. I canned this when we lived off grid. Young bear meat is also delicious. We used it right from the jar for a topping on pizza. The kids called it Bearly pizza. Another discovery was the excellent English Plum Pudding recipe.I simply tried it knowing then we would have a special Christmas treat no matter what the weather or how isolated we might become and we loved it. I foud the recipes in my mother's old Derr canning book.
-- Norma Lucas (email@example.com), August 13, 2000.
Ok, Norma, How on earth do you can a meatloaf? I canned some ham last year, just put the chunks in jars and filled with boiling water, and they look like lab experiments, sitting on the shelf. They taste fine, but look strange. Can only imagine what a chunk of meatloaf in a jara would look like... Jan
-- Jan in Colorado (Janice12@aol.com), August 13, 2000.
Hi Norma, I tried contacting you through your e-mail address but it came back as invalid so I will post my question here. I would like to know exactly how you canned the meatloaf and the Plum pudding. I would also like the recipe for the plum pudding if you can get it. I am willing to share any knowledge or recipies that you would like of what I have. Thank you in advance.
-- Lawannea S. Stum (Whitedov1@citlink.net), August 14, 2000.
I tried answering via this forum but for some mysterious reason my ISP cut out. If anyone else wants the requested recipes., please email me personally.
-- Norma Lucas (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 14, 2000.
I like to kill animals and can them I made squarl soup it has been dead for 6 years It was grate T.H.C 420
-- tim huo campell (email@example.com), April 09, 2001.