We finally got down in the 30's Sunday night with a small amount of scattered frost in low lying areas but not really a killing frost yet. Monday morning O Wise One and I knew we needed to tackle some of this canning and knock it out. The house was starting to look like a root cellar with produce everywhere.
He got out that handy apple peeler and made short work of another 5 gallon bucket of apples.
They went into the roaster to simmer most of the morning for applesauce.
Next went a load of chopped onions into the dehydrator to run for the day.
We had 10 turkeys butchered and iced down in the ice chest from the day before. So it was another pot of bones to simmer on the stove.
And bones to pick clean of any meat still left on them.
Then meat to go back in the jars with the broth and process for 90 minutes.
Turkey meat to grind. Another 10 pounds ground turkey for the freezer.
Turkey loin for strips, stir fry and nuggets.
Another 5 bags of breast cutlets and 3 bags of loin in the freezer.
And the turkey fat and trimmings boiled down with rice and a few carrots for the dogs. What a treat.
In the end nothing left but the bones and feathers.
Onions finished and put in jars for use in the kitchen.
This big jar I keep in the cabinet near my stove. Just so handy to throw a hand full in those soups and dishes simmering.
And in the end everything sealed. I will allow them to cool overnight and label in the morning and put away once they are washed down.
One more batch of applesauce down. Maybe tomorrow some more and some apple pie filling.
As I drag myself off to bed this is how my kitchen looks most nights these days. With jars on the counters and tables cooling overnight. My morning ritual putting up all food canned from the night before so I can start over again ...........
Is it winter yet?
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The Canned Quilter