So yesterday I started out with six 1-lb. bags of frozen mixed vegetables, thawed. Added to that were 4 lbs. of peeled, diced carrots and two small bunches of celery, also diced. I had 2 lbs. of onions that I cleaned and diced, but used only about a third of them.
From the freezer came the meat from one fairly large turkey that I thawed and diced.
Each pint jar got a half cup of turkey and a generous cup of vegetables along with one chicken bouillon cube and water to cover. The soup was processed for 65 minutes at 10 lbs. pressure for my area. I got 32 jars of soup.
One pint didn't seal so I heated that up for lunch today. It needed just a touch of salt and pepper and it is a pretty dang tasty soup!
I like having this soup on hand as it has other uses. It can be thickened and served over rice or biscuits or used as a filling in a pot pie.
There were leftovers and I decided to can them separately in half pint jars. That size is good when cooking for one or two people. So this morning I jarred up the leftovers and got 10 half pints of turkey, 11 of mixed vegetables and 7 of onions. I can't stand to waste anything and they will get used sooner or later.
Now is not the time to slack off on preparing. Grocery prices are creeping upward and there is talk of food shortages. I am seeing signs of both here in Minnesota. And Lord only knows what our elected officials will try to do to us next.
Keep on praying and preparing.