Yesterday was a busy day! Indeed I was busier than a pair of jumper cables at a redneck picnic! Ya might say I had a canning extravaganza. It started with 3 pounds of beef shanks cut up and browned in the oven to braise and remove the fat.
Then added to a pot of water with onions, carrots and celery to make beef broth. Then cooked for hours over a low heat to get all that beefy goodness.
Then strained and put into jars and pressure cooked. The final result is quarts of rich and hearty beef stock. The meat was then put into a separate pot with a reserved portion of the broth and the carrots and onions and reheated and noodles added for supper along with baked sweet potatoes and rolls.
Then I bottled 7 quarts of watermelon wine. It will have to age for atleast 6 months and then we shall see how it turns out. Maybe I shall have a hooch tastin ....
Then I processed 2 pumpkins. One was baked in the oven and put into freezer containers.
The seeds were saved and rinsed and roasted with butter and salt for snacking
A busy but productive day. Today I am not canning anything! My feet are tired : )
Blessings from The Holler
The Canned Quilter