Written night before last: We made it to the Flying J truck stop in Brunswick, GA before stopping for the night. A few minutes ago, I learned that my son had just returned to base at Kings Bay, GA after being on his boat (submarine) for months. It turns out, I'm only about a half hour from him tonight! Welcome home Son!
Now: We were able to see Zach for a few minutes yesterday. Today is my birthday... and we'll spend the day with "she who gave birth to me" ;). We're in Sebastian Florida at my mom's house. Yay!
Also written night before last: I decided to make Chicken Alfredo over pasta tonight. Before we left Washington, I pressure canned half pint jars of boneless chicken breast (using the raw pack method). For an easy meal, I added it to some Alfredo sauce. It was wonderful! The best part is that I know exactly what's in it... just chicken!
Before you can anything, it's a good idea to check the latest USDA guidelines to make sure you're canning safely. Consult your pressure canner manual for the specific times and further recommendations.
One further recommendation: After doing a ton of research, we decided this was the only pressure canner for us: Our Pressure Cooker/Canner. I'll have a lot more information to share about this canner in other posts! Our pressure canner fits under the bed and I store our dry goods in it... so it isn't really taking up additional space.