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I enjoy canning food for my family...... I love to open the pantry doors and know that I did my part to in feeding our family over the winter months!
My canning shelves the hubby built for me.... they are right by the garage door off the kitchen - I love them!
Here is a list of some of my homemade canning must-haves.......
Squash - If you run out of pumpkin for pumpkin pie - Squash is a great substitute (acually my hubby likes the squash pies better than pumpkin!)
Chicken Broth - Pork Broth - Beef Broth - doen't have MSG in like store bought
Shredded Pork - great for bbq or reg. sandwiches
Stewed/whole tomates with the juice
Chili Sauce - I use Mrs. Wages mix and then add some of my canned whole tomatoes, meat and beans -served with cheese
Salsa - I use Mrs. Wages pkts. once again
Chicken - great for chicken and rice, chicken salad and many casseroles or sandwiches
Pumpkin - woopie pies is my favorite way to use pumpkin
Pears and Pear Sauce (like applesauce)
Pie Filling - apple and peach (our family doesn't like cherries)
Jams and Jellies
Veggie Soup - my own recipe - a staple at our house in the winter
Canned Beef - great for sandwiches and beef & noodles
Potato Mix (cubed ham, carrots, and pototoes) -Great for quick potatoe soup (just add milk, cheese, and parsley flakes). I can this in little jars too, so I can add it to scrambled eggs along with cheese and onions! It's quick and easy and no mess from peeling the potatoes. (I also can some without the ham to use in other dishes).
Our Freezer is stocked with:
Sweet Corn - I like useing bicolor (I add salt, pepper, butter and a little sugar too it before serving- it takes just like off the cobb!)
Meat - Roasts, bacon, tenderloin, steak, etc.
Ground Pork and Ground Beef
Chicken - breast's, stips, and peices
Egg Whites - love to make angel food cakes!
Apple Coblers - I make around 12-15 in the fall and stick in the freezer - it's so handy to pull out - goes right along with freezer meals!
Flax Seed - I try to add this to all my baked goods - You can buy it cheep in bulk
- with eggs from our chickens and fresh milk from our goats and me baking homemade bread..... I don't think we will go hungery this winter!!!
I'd love to hear some of your canning must - haves!