Thursday, August 13, 2020

Every Bit Counts Challenge: August 13th

Today was another busy preserving day at my house!  Yesterday we found chicken leg quarters on sale for $15.90 for a 40 pound box.  That's a really good price so we took advantage of it and today I canned it!


Here it is cooked and deboned!  I did that last night and put it in the refrigerator overnight.


Today I canned it and got 21 jars!  (This picture was taken earlier in the day before the 3rd cooking was done.)   You will notice that the jars have fat collecting on top of the chicken.  I did not de-fat the broth on purpose as I wanted to use these jars for making chicken and dumplings/pastry and the fat will make them more tasty!

(The Every Bit Counts Challenge is hosted by Three Rivers Homestead over on Instagram.)

Until the next post ...

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24 comments:

  1. We did chicken today too! We canned 21 jars of meat total this week which is plenty for our needs. All of the jars sealed!

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    1. Lana, so glad all your jars sealed! Those little pings are confirmation of a job well done!

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  2. I've been reading all your posts with interest, Patsy, and have wanted to participate. However, I currently have a lot going on in my life. But today I finally got a chance to do some preserving. I blanched and froze the small amount of beans and spinach I picked from our garden over the last 2 weeks. Yup, they've been sitting in the fridge for a while. Anyways, I was glad to finally get that done!

    I also cut up the huge watermelon I bought late last week. It was taking up a lot of realty in our fridge, and no one was eating it. All cubed up in a huge container now, plus everyone had a bunch with lunch today. Now they have an easy, healthy snack to munch on anytime they'd like.

    Daughter and I had our first professional haircut today since before the lockdown started in March. Let's just say a lot of hair was trimmed off and we both feel do much lighter, LOL!

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    1. Rhonda, I hope things settle down for you and that life returns to what is normal for your family. Watermelon gets eaten quicker at our house if it's cubed and in the refrigerator. I think it's a convenience issue!

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    2. I don't expect life to settle down anytime soon. I am currently trying to find a new job. Creating a resume & cover letter for each job application takes time. If I get an interview, I'm not sure how it will be conducted. And of course most jobs I'm looking at are not in our area. So if I do get an offer, we'll have to look everything required for me to move. Hubby and daughter will remain here for now, though. So lots of moving parts to think about.

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  3. That is a fantastic deal on the chicken Patsi! I am waiting for a good deal myself!

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    1. Jennilee, I hope you come across a good price on chicken in your area, it's a great way to add to the pantry.

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  4. That was a great find and will be so useful. The jars look great, really tempting!

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  5. Whew! You have been busy! I've been working on tomatoes this week. I canned hot sauce and ro-tel tomatoes yesterday. Today will be more salsa and regular diced tomatoes. And then I "think" I will be done with tomatoes. :). Next will be jellies and canning pears and pearsauce.

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    1. MamaHen, the last of our tomatoes will need to be canned this week and I have more pears that will be ready too. It's going to be another busy preserving week at my house too! Don't you just love seeing your larder filling back up for the winter months!!

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  6. Great deal on the chicken. I harvested chard and carrot. The chard git blanched and frozen yielding 4 pints. The carrots are waiting to be processed with the beets in no'mato sauce. I also planted more regrown onion bottoms. Amazingly they have regrown bulbs the size of a small onion or shallot.

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    1. Cookie, Isn't it great that we can replant onion bottoms and they will grow new growth?

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  7. I don't know how you do it. Well I do, but the time and work involved, and knowledge, I might add, you just amaze me. All of your canning jars are looking beautiful. One thing I know for sure...I would sure enjoy eating at your house!!!

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    1. Bonnie, thank you! We enjoy our food and want it to be tasty!

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  8. HOT TIP! walmart.com has pint canning jars for $8.98 a dozen. Only available for shipping.

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  9. A question-Our discount grocery has 5 pound bags of meat and marinara sauce made for Pizza Hut for only $1. Would you feel that this would be safe to thaw and pressure can? I would heat it and put it in the jars hot and right into the canner. I would assume it needs to process as long as any meat I would can. Any thoughts?

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  10. I was gifted a bag of peaches! They are now sliced, bagged and in the freezer. Peach pie will be tasty this winter.

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  11. I have only done raw pack chicken breasts cut into 1” cubes. How does canning cooked meats change the texture?

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    1. Lacie, I have done it both ways and can't tell a difference in the texture or taste.

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