My ever so wonderful border collie decided yet again that the appropriate time to wake up is in fact before the sun….even on the weekend. I decided to take this time to can some turkey chili for myself. I personally love a good bowl of chile with a fair amount (really actually a lot) of cheddar cheese in the winter. All my canning supplies are in our basement so I carted up all my jars, lids, rings, pressure canner, and cans of diced tomatoes. Then I went down and got more jars since I apparently have a fear of not having enough jars. I put all my lids and jars in the dishwasher while I dumped all the chile components in the pot. I use the regular chili recipe found in the ball canning book.
I should mention as a side note jack our orange cat that I currently seem to be at war with felt he needed to oversee all canning today. I was cutting up the hot pepper when a cat hair floated into my eye I automatically reached up to rub my eye and realized mere millimeters from my eye that it would go terribly wrong. My life flashed before my eyes! I sure that jack saw to making sure there was orange hair in every jar.
The chili turned out wonderful and all but one of the jars plinked which I think is pretty good. Gus spent most of the day watching over his little farm.