I thawed about 8lb of ground beef yesterday to use to make meatloaf to can. As usual during the process I had what I thought was an ingenuous idea. I usually can meatloaf and the like in wide mouth pint jars. I was running low on those so instead I decided to use wide mouth quarts. I made the meat loaf, a 12 qt dish pan full and started putting it in jars. I filled the pints that I had and then started making round balls the size of a lemon to fill the quart jars and use the rest of the mixture. All total I had 9 pints and 5 quarts of meatloaf. After processing the quart jars of meat loaf don't look so nice. They do shrink some, but these shrunk and settled a good bit in the jar. So the jars look like they are about half to 2/3 full. They are fine as far as safe and tasty, they just look strange in the jars. But thas OK, I know it taste good and thas what matters to me.
I am tied up all day here in the house tomorrow waiting on the security system repair man to get here. Our security system lost its mind last week during the lightening storm we had. I knocked out the phone as well. The phone is fixed now and tomorrow we wait on the security guy. I think it may just be the battery that powers the keypads that got fried.
Hopefully I can get my hair cut on Thursday morning, it gets hot and I get cranky. A girl just has to get fixed up and look like a girl once in a while. After being barefoot in the garden all summer I can get pretty skanky. But that's a whole nother post.
So till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.