Friday, January 21, 2011

peace of mind



I spent the day yesterday canning chicken with some friends.
Have you ever canned chicken?
Believe me, I was a bit skeptical a couple of years ago when I first tried it out.
Especially because the finished product looks like a vital organ floating in a jar of formaldehyde. But it has a great flavor, it's moist, and it falls apart on it's own.
Perfect for any recipe calling for shredded chicken.
And the best part?
It goes toward my food storage supply.
Seeing those jars line my pantry shelves is such a beautiful sight.
No, not because it looks like a creepy collection of human hearts,
but because, to me, it represents
comfort...
and peace of mind.

5 comments:

natalie eve said...

i have been wanting to learn how to can chicken for years!

was it hard? what's the shelf life for it?

Brooke said...

Maybe she'll teach us both!

diana said...

yes, i've been wanting to learn and do this, too. i'd love a tutorial.

Kim said...

Yum!! I've canned chicken a few times. It does look creepy, but its delish. We love it. Way to go!

Tara said...

I am so glad you posted this picture. I looked at the cans on my counter and thought, "I should take a picture of that." but I never did. So now I can use your pic. I hope you enjoy the canned chicken and the convienence. The look of the vital organs gets hidden behind closed doors. :) As the last batch of chicken was finishing I realized that I had time for a batch of beans. Those are yummy too and they don't look so creepy.