Sunday, January 31, 2010

"Eight Quarts of Turkey Stock"


For those of you who are counting, I couldn't get one more quart in the canner..although it holds 7 quarts...I think one of the bottles was shaped a smidgen off..anyway, I decided to freeze the two quarts, instead of waiting for the process to complete and start over again...knowing I was going to use it soon..
I don't think I did bad..I got a little over a quart of Turkey salad and we had it twice already as lunch...
Today I baked a leg and a wing and we both were as full as could be...I also made some cauliflower soup out of one of the "frozen" quarts.. (told you I'd be using it soon) and it's delicious too...I even made "Kathleen's Rolls", we had a good Sunday dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy (used a little of the stock for that too :o).
All in all, I think I did a good job with that Turkey..And Cecil was happy to do the dishes :o)...I think this year I'm going to make a lot of soup and can them for a quick fix...Soup seems to "heal" me when I'm about to catch a cold or just feel worn out....

6 comments:

ladydi said...

It looks like you're ready for a few more snowy days!

Laurie said...

The cauliflower cheese soup is SO GOOD! I put buttermilk in mine.

Daisy said...

Soup does me good too, Ginny. Looks like you've been pretty busy with your turkey. There's always something going on in your kitchen! :D

The Gingerbread House said...

Ladydi, I'm about sick of all the snow..but I'm content to stay in, and just piddle...
Laurie, I added some American cheese and half and half ...makes it real creamy too!...
Daisy, I was so busy yesterday with the turkey, I slept like a log.:o)...can't work like that everyday :o)Ginny


Ginny

Deborah said...

That broth looks so nice. I think the health benefits of making your own are worth all the work. You did great! I can soups all the time too. It is nice to be able to just grab a jar off the shelf, especially if I am not up to cooking. I do chili and can it too.

The Gingerbread House said...

Ladydi, the weather report has me in for a longer spell:o(
Deborah, there's lots of work doing the canning bit, I think it's well worth it too...I like chicken noodle soup with small pasta in it, they only make a larger noodle...maybe a few jars of that would be nice. Or a few jars of veggie soups too..