Hot Chili!

I canned up 10 pints of chili this morning. It was my first attempt at canning up meat, and it turned out really yummy!! Tomorrow I plan to make a very large batch of bone broth to can up. I’ll probably take some of the broth and add some chicken meat and veggies to it to make a chicken soup, and can that up too. It’s funny, I love looking at my filling pantry shelves, but I don’t want to open up any of it! I wonder when I’ll start eating from the supply :-)

addendum: Here’s the recipe

With the night weather cooling, we’ve noticed a draft coming from under some of the doors. We haven’t done any winter insulating yet, and we need to get on that. But, in the mean time, Kaia and I sewed up some ‘door snakes’. We have a bunch of sand left over from building. So, we stuffed the snakes with sand. They are really heavy… I hope they hold up!!

6 thoughts on “Hot Chili!

  1. I so know what you mean about not wanting to use your canned goods. I’m that way also about yarn, once I knit something with it, I won’t have it anymore :( I guess this winter, I’ll get over it when I want a peach cobbler.

  2. The chili looks great – congrats on canning meat. It took me years to work up the nerve and now I wonder why I waited so long. The snakes look great and Kaia, well my goodness isn’t she growing!

  3. Oh wow, have you been busy!!! Thank you so much for all your prayers and encouraging words for Jack and myself during the past few weeks and her passing…you are such a dear friend!

    Good news, Scoby has a baby that is now taking over Kombucha Land and though we’ve not harvested the kombucha for drinking (we kept changing it and putting in fresh tea during all those weeks away from home), it lives and now is ready for us to drink our first batch…can’t wait to see how it is!

    I’ve been reading a lot of your past posts, and you’re on a canning extravaganza…wow, girl, you are rocking! We’re so glad kaia and the baby-in-waiting are doing so well :) Kaia looked so grown up in that first day of school picture. It sounds like your party was a huge success and I’m so glad you’re feeling now like the house is Home in every sense. Good luck with those raised beds you’re putting in (be careful lifting :))…I’d love to see pics as you have them of the progress, and see what you’re putting in.

    Stay warm!


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