Friday, July 1, 2016

The June Put Em Up and Use Em Up List

Use em up;

6 lb. pan of pastichio
6 hamburger patties
3 chicken breasts
quart bag of picadillo
pint bag of peaches
whole fryer
1 bag butterscotch chips
12 ounce bag green beans
1 lb pulled smoked pork
1/2 lb smoked sliced turkey
10 lb. ham (whoo hoo! major space gained)
1 lb. ground chuck
2 lb. smoked sausage
14 chicken legs

Home canned:
1 jar cherry preserves

Put em up:
2 lb. hamburger patties
4 1/2 lb. cherries
2 pints peaches
6 lb. ground chuck
5 lb. chicken breasts

The summer produce is just beginning to come in so I anticipate a lot of foods to freeze and can this month


  1. Well done you. Cherry preserves? Mmm. They wouldn't last here.

    1. They last a year here. It is about time to make some more

  2. That's an impressive list. Do you pit and freeze the cherries or leave the pit in?

    1. I pit them put them on a cookie sheet to freeze then put them in a big freezer bag, so all my cherries live together until I need them.

  3. How much space do you have in your freezer now?

    1. I have between it about 1/2 full of food, but I have milk jugs of water frozen to occupy the empty space. As I fill the freezer I will take them out to thaw and use the water on plants.

  4. What did you do with the ham? That's a lot of meat, but would be a nice change this weekend form burgers and brat, and if you refreeze he just the bone, for soup later, that won't take nearly as much room. My raspberries are just starting to show. In another week or so we will need to pick daily. We'll eat a few but mostly freeze for jam. That's the highlight/sum of my garden.

  5. I wish I had raspberries. My strawberries are doing nothing but feeding chipmunks. I am ready to pull them up!
    I refroze some of the ham in small packs for dinners. The ham bone is also frozen for soup during the fall. Son2 and Son3 were here so that helped use a lot of the ham. We had it for a couple of meals as well as sandwiches and breakfast meat, replacing bacon in omelets.