Sunday, December 28, 2008

We cooked a turkey for Christmas Eve and it turned out so good I needed to write down what I did.  I put salt, pepper, poultry seasoning and 2 small onions inside the turkey, then brushed it with melted butter.  I cooked it at 325 for 4 hours and basted it several times.  I covered it with a foil tent and cooked it another hour.  It was very moist and flavorful.  I mostly followed the recipe for roasted turkey in the Fanny Farmer cookbook.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Fall Canning Noets

So far this fall we have canned salsa (green and red), peaches, pickeles and tomatoes.

We picked 1 bushel roma tomatoes at a upick farm and that was plenty of tomatoes.  we bought 1/2 bushel of onions and green peppers.  We used all the green peppers between this and the green salsa but we have half of the onions left over.  We used the hot peppers that we grew in the garden.  We could easily have doubled the hot peppers in both batches without getting too hot for our kids.

three batches of this recipe made 64 pints.
20 C peeled diced tomatoes
10C Chopped Onions
10 C sweet green peppers
2 C Anaheim pepper
1 C jalapeno pepper (no seeds)
1 C cilantro
2 1/2 C vinegar
1 large head garlic
2 12 oz cans of tomato paste
2 T salt 

1 batch of this made 14 Pints mild green salsa

22 C chopped tomatillos 
10 C chopped onion
10 C chopped green bell peppers
4 C chopped green chillies (anaheim and jalepeno with seeds)
2 C cilantro
1 large head garlic
2 t cumin
1 t salt
2 C vinegar
1/2 C lime Juice

56 Quarts peaches  

We used a mix of 3 half bushels of red haven peaches (seconds from the end of the season) and 4 half bushels of Harmony (from a Upick farm.)  the red haven peaches were smaller and did not peel or slice as well as the Harmony.  Probably because of the fact that the red haven peaches were seconds.  The seconds price was the same as the upick price so the seconds were not a good idea.