Sunday, January 27, 2013

Canning bacon and family

I know I usually get something out on the blog on Wednesdays, but just wasn't to be this week.  It has just been one thing after another and besides that all my get up and go went somewhere, don't know where but I sure haven't had it.

I sent a bunch of growing up pictures of our late daughter Tanya to her hubby as they wanted to make a slide show.  Maybe that's what got a hold of me?

KK s as active as ever but I'm not lolIt's been harder to keep up this week.

I have been trying to work on some of the family history for a 3rd cousin and her hubby as they are 90 and I need to get that out to them soon.  My great grand dad was her uncle.  I called and introduced myself a couple of years ago and she sent me a few pictures of g grand dad and his brother when they were older say 60's.

Here is what he looked like as a young man around 1910.
This is Harvey Frank Barker, he always went by Frank.  His mother was Nancy Belle Cornett and father Solomon.  The parents died while Frank and his brothers and sisters were still children (9 children) and they were seperated and farmed out to different family members.  Frank being seen in a 1900 census in his aunt's home the Caudill's by the time he was 11 yrs old.

 I sent back pictures of g grand dads daughter my grandmother Icie Fern and pictures of my mom and us.  It's awful how families lose track of one another.

The cousins (slews of them I don't know) still live in northern KY where my mom was born and lived the first couple yrs of her life.  Parts of moms side of the family have been in KY since the late 1700's.  Some relatives died in attacks in Boonesborough way back when.  Yes I am also a history nut, love it.   I know, I know don't bore you to death.

I just got a flyer form a local store in the valley and they have garden seeds 50% off.  That will be something to go look at after this payday.  Time to pick up a few extra seed packets especially of the things we like the best.  Beets, carrots, green beans, broccoli etc.  I also like to find something new we haven't tried to grow up here and see how it does.  Most of the things we plant have to be cold hardy.  So that slims down what we can grow especially if we have another cool summer like the last 3 years.

We have had a warm up the last 3 days and it has made for a big mess, lots of slush and mud. But did make the drifts easier to plow out that were impacted in ice.

Hubby was out until mdnight last night plowing the heavey stuff out of a neighbors back road and driveway.  The man on that road he got unstuck from a ditch of snow died this past week.:(
The family that was renting from him that we know and Dave plowed out last night again now has to move out.

Recipe: I got this off the internet.

Canning Bacon

Use thick sliced bacon for the best results.

First sterilize jars and lids and get the pressure canner ready. 
Lay the bacon out in strips on an opened-up paper bags.  You can use parchment paper or open up a brown paper lunch bag and use that. A roll of brown paper works.
Put a layer of paper on the top of the bacon before folding the bacon in half and rolling it; so the bacon won’t stick to it’s self when unrolled. 
Next, fold the bacon in half, in the paper, and start tightly rolling. The rolled bacon goes into the jar and is sealed.  No need to add water or salt.
Pressure can at 10 pounds of pressure for 90 minutes. NO LESS.
You can see about 1 1/2" of bacon grease in the bottom of the jars.
It fries up beautifully!  It is nice and crisp, takes just minutes to fry up
I have no idea if this is an FDA approved method for canning bacon or not.  Use at your own discretion. 

PS:  The grease soaked paper can be used as firestarter!

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