Monday, November 30, 2009

Did I Mention We Had a Turkey?

Thirteen and a half pounds, to be exact. There is only so much turkey 2 adults and 1 child can eat (the other child says, "no."). You see where this is going, right? Yup, you guessed it: stock and soup!

The turkey bones were boiled in 8 pints of water with kosher salt and 2 bay leaves. 5 pints of stock were skimmed off and processed in the canner for 20 minutes at 10 pounds of pressure. The rest of the meat was put back in the pot with an additional 3 pints of water, more salt, some sage, and veggies. Today we had 2 onions, 1 bunch of celery, 3 small rutabagas and 2 tiny little carrots. This yielded 4 quarts which are being processed for 90 minutes at 10 pounds.

When that's done, I will collapse into a little heap, considering I've only had 3 hours of sleep since yesterday morning. Good night!

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