15 - 1/2 pounds of boneless chuck roast, cut into large pieces equaled 18 pints of canned beef roast.
12 pounds of strawberries equaled 11 quarts of whole frozen berries, minus the pound I kept out to eat fresh.
I'm working on cleaning out the freezer in my fridge. I found 4 bags of ham bones with quite a bit of meat still on them, four quart sized bags of frozen, diced carrots and several small bags of frozen diced onions. Tomorrow morning the bones will be simmered and the ham removed and diced. This will be added back to the broth along with the carrots, onions, four bags of dry split peas and some chicken bouillon for flavor. When this has all cooked, it will go into pint jars and then into the pressure canner. Split pea soup cans up really well and is good to have on hand for a quick meal.
I also found three pork chops hiding in the back of the freezer. They are thawing in the fridge and I think I will use them up over the weekend. Maybe one with sauerkraut, one with sage dressing and another with a couple of fried eggs. Found two chicken breasts back in a corner, too. They will make supper for me tonight and one or two chicken sandwich lunches.
All together, I have unearthed enough frozen meat to keep me fed for at least a week. Maybe more. Guess I should clean out the freezer a little more often. Ya think?
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