Just a quick post to let you know I will be AWOL for a few days. Youngest son, David, did some shopping at Sam's Club for me today. He brought me 40 lbs. of hamburger, about 45 lbs. of beef, 18 whole chickens and 2 boxes (18 each box) of brats. We figured it out and he hauled nearly 200 lbs. of meat up the stairs to my apartment. He never complained even once. All he said was, "Do you suppose the next time we could spread this out over a couple of days.?" :)
The chickens are in the freezer. The hamburger and brats are in the fridge. I still have another 12 lbs. of beef to cut into one inch cubes to be canned tomorrow. Some of the hamburger will be used in chili to can and the rest will be browned and canned plain. I am going to run one jar of brats through with the hamburger just to see if I like them canned. If not, they will be repackaged and frozen.
I think I will be busy through the weekend and likely not at my computer. When I finish, I'll be back. Until then, the folks on my sidebar have some really good things to say.