[Homestead] Canned Meats
rayzentz at aim.com
rayzentz at aim.com
Wed Dec 24 13:17:52 EST 2008
We also canned a LOT of veggies as a kid, 1500-2000 quarts a season, as I recall. But we had a HUGE garden cor townies, and my Did was a prolific gardener. We didn't can meat, but I think it was more because we didn't have access to livestock. Meat was too expensive for our large family, and we didn't have it a lot. And there was definately no extra for canning.
I, however, do. Mostly turkey, ham, and other meats that might be left after a big feed, such as tomorrow. I also put up broth, gravy, and shredded meat with gravy, for stews and soups. Note that I do this. My wife does not do any canning. I have recently been toying with doing some beef stew. Any good family recipes out there?
From: EarthNSky <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
To: bobford79 at yahoo.com; homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 10:50 am
Subject: Re: [Homestead] Canned Meats
> Like I said, I was just surprised someone was doing it commercially.
> When I was very young, 'everyone' , it seemed, canned their
> vegetables. They would fill smokehouses, pantries and freezers with
> canned vegetables. "no-one' ,that I knew ,canned meat. Even those
> (including my father, a few times), who raised their own beef and
> pork. Maybe it was becasue of the heat and humidity? would that
> affect the storage of canned meat? I don't know; I just know that I
> ate canned vegetables as a staple, but never had canned
I think that might be true, Bob. I also grew up in a canning family,
but we never canned meat. In fact, even our green beans were water bath
canned, I believe we used vinegar and a bit of dill in the jar, but we
never had a pressure canner, per se.
I think it has only been in the more modern age that people are more
informed about the dangers and risks of improper canning. I suppose
they assumed the risk too high for canning meat. There were, however, a
lot of smokehouses and curing places. Of course, the sun dries things
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