Friday, November 25, 2011

Because I come from a huge farm family, for Thanksgiving we have two turkeys and two hams for our dinner meat.  One of the turkeys has been turned into stew on the back burner of the wood burning stove but the other one I have turned into turkey hash and broth.  Here is the broth canned for use later this winter.  The hash is going to be put into casings, smoked, and hung in the meat house for the winter.   Never waste anything organic.  Even the bones will be ground up and put back into the garden soil after they've dried.  My cousin has the ham and is making split pea soup for the final weekend of the deer hunt. 

The closer we live to The Earth, the less waste we have, the less garbage we create, the less money we spend, and the more aware we are of where our lives come from and go to.  Thanksgiving comes to Earth Children more than just once a year.


  1. Boy, are you ever efficient! I thought I was doing good by cooking down the carcass last night. Great idea to dry the bones to put them back into the garden. What do you put into your hash??

  2. Hey Lori, the recipe that my mom gave me for hash (and I even sometimes follow it) is:

    1/4 cup of finely chopped onion, 1 beaten egg, 4 tbsp. of oats, 2 tbsp. of chopped parsley, 1/2 tsp. of salt, 1/2 tsp. of sage, 1/4 tsp. of black pepper, and 1/8 tsp. of red pepper flakes for every 1/2 pound of meat.

    If we eat it with eggs right away I'll mix in some bread crumbs or even some left over stuffing and fry this up. But usually we're sick of turkey for a few weeks so I stuff it sausage casings and hang them in the smoke house to cure. This time of year with hunting season going we always have something smoking.

    Thanks for asking. :-)