I plan to make stew, soup or chilli out of freezer contents

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and can it if the power stays out long enough to endanger contents of freezer. I have plenty of jars & lids on hand and I know that the freezer will not have been emptied. Keep plenty of spices on hand, a sausage grinder and coleman stove.

-- Goldbug (Goldbug@mint.com), August 31, 1999


When on the farm, I always froze stuff in canning jars. Then if the power went off for too long, I popped it in the canner on the wood stove. Sure took the work out of it.


-- Taz (Tassie@aol.com), August 31, 1999.

Good Idea!!!!

-- rambo (rambo@thewoods.com), September 01, 1999.

Taz, you're so smart!!!

Our counter-top stove went on the fritz (suspect there's a toasted mouse somewhere along the line, hubby is on the job!), and I'm still VERY new at using the wood cookstove. Add to that the current warm weather we've been having, and I've been kind of stuck about how to get this garden stuff canned up. How smart you are!

BTW, do you let the jars thaw before they go in the canner? Ever had any trouble with the jars cracking in the freezer? Instead of putting the canning lids on, how 'bout I cover with plenty of freezer wrap screwed on under the bands?


-- Arewyn (isitthatlate@lready.com), September 02, 1999.

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