|Not-so-attractive pork sausage|
This time I tackled the twelve pound turkey I got at the after-Thanksgiving sale. I decided to use the raw pack method, so I basically hacked the turkey up into bite-sized chunks, removing the skin and as much fat as possible. The meat went into pint jars and into the canner. The guidelines said not to add liquid, so I didn't! It will be interesting to see how it turns out. The bones and leftover bits went in to the big kettle to simmer and cook down. You can be sure I'm watching that process very carefully!
All of our snow melted during the weekend rains and I'm hoping to finish some more outdoor chores before we get more. The last fenceposts and plastic mulch need to be removed from the garden, the downspout drain connection has to be replaced, and I need to rebuild the front porch steps before I have any Christmas visitors. I doubt even full-strength eggnog would make up for someone falling through the rotted steps.
Time to see if the canner is cool enough to open. Here's hoping I actually have useable, nicely done canned turkey!
Take care, my friends.