But who isn't. As if December isn't busy enough, I decided to get some much needed canning done. I have never used a pressure canner before, so my WONDERFUL, AMAZING, PATIENT mother came to help me. I took a whole 2 1/2 days off (minus conference calls) to play with this contraption.
Green Beans: Fairly easy and took only 20 minutes to process.
Pinto Beans: Easy to seperate and season but took 90 minutes per batch. AND I had a whole batch that didn't seal. Kinda frustrating but neighbors and family were good sports to take them off my hands. They were yummy and I did some as BBQ baked beans. By far the favorite!
Deer Meat: Again 90 minutes to process, and I was a bit nervous. I'm not a huge fan of deer, elk, any game meat really, but I'll try anything once! So I canned it with beef broth and YUM! It tastes exactly like shredded beef. The best part is that I put it in the freezer after the Man cut it up and was able to can it when I decided.
I decided to make a whole meal from my latest adventure. So here it is: