I must be honest, cooking & canning I know how to do, but the food storage aspect is fairly new to me. I am going to do my best this year to preserve at least most of the vegetables, sauces, & meats that we will use.
I've printed up some lists of things that I feel we "need" in the household & then food & other items that maybe aren't 100% necessities, but things we like to have around. ~example...peroxide is a need in case of injury, ketchup we all like but would survive without. lol
Today I thought I'd start with meats.
I must admit I'm blessed with the fact that other than a couple of chickens a month or some canned tuna I have not had to purchase meat at a grocery store in about 2 years!
I never thought that was possible, but here's how we have done it.
Beef- a friend raises a cow for us that will be ready in the fall. Come next spring we will be raising our own steer!
Pork- we raise our own hogs
Venison- I'm lucky to have 2 hunters that usually get at least a couple of deer a year, sometimes more.
Fish- I've also got fishermen. We live about 5 miles from a big lake so we usually have bream, catfish, perch, & bass in the freezer.
I have not canned meat, but I have canned the stock & it's delicious.I saw a recipe online for a chunky type beef stew that you can. I plan on trying this and also canning some of the beef in chunks this in broth.There are many recipes online to do this & my pressure canner came with some recipes as well.
Anyone have anything to share about this? Any recipes for storing meats? Just leave me a comment...