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Open Fire Canning,and What’s For Dinner


I am so excited to share with you a
mazing bargain I got this week
now I’m really I’m working on not
spending so much at the grocery store
but if you go with my daughter’s once a
week to the discount grocery store and
if there’s something that’s a bargain
that I know I can really use well I will
buy it then but wait you see what I got
so here we go everybody what have I been
fussing about for so long oh I can’t
find it I can’t find it what do you
think it is well take a look what I got
Ellen jars gallon jars and they’re full
of sauerkraut and I paid two dollars and
49 cents for them well as you know I
went and got six of them this sauerkraut
is amazing because it’s in glass jars
and I’m going to recan it so sounds
about as great till we can you can recan
it and it tastes just the same you
wouldn’t want to retain the lacto
fermented sauerkraut but this already
was canned and so I’m going to go ahead
and we can it if you can the
lacto-fermented you will learn lose the
fermentation from it so you want to keep
that probably in your refrigerator but
this was already can so it’s not going
to do any damage as far as losing
nutrients so we are going to have the
sausage links sauerkraut mashed potatoes
and I’m going to can this so let’s get
canning it and I’ll show you how to
rekey in sauerkraut ahead and I’m gonna
just take this and I’m gonna put it in
this big Council be easier to take it
out
stay go I’ve got a gallon jar I sister
likes my jars and the sauerkraut is cold
so all we’re gonna do is we’re gonna put
it into the jars cold now like I said I
have six of these so I will be doing
more of this but we opened this one up
to see how it tasted and it was amazing
I want to make sure I get some of the
juice with it so I’m gonna leave some of
the sauerkraut out so we have it for
lunch today this is just another way
that you can take something from the
store and you can can it so here are the
potatoes I wanted to show you before I
put the lid on it these are the leftover
potatoes from the food pantry and I’m
actually out of potatoes so I have to
get some potatoes here in the next week
or two my potatoes aren’t quite ready
yet in the garden so what I’m going to
do is I’m going to lightly fry I’m going
to lightly brown the sausage now I don’t
know what kind they are I was told that
they’re not hot dogs at this sausage so
I’m gonna just lightly Brown these with
a little bit of butter and then I will
put it in the crock pot
that way it can stay nice and warm so
we’re ready to eat so I will get back to
you and when this is lightly Brown and
then we’ll put it in the crock pot and
put the rest of the sauerkraut in here
it’s about two quarts I’m guessing maybe
a quart in half and when the sausages
are brown we’re going to put it in in
with it
and now I’m going to show you one other
thing I got the discount grocery store
that I’m going to can as well
so I got some of this uh-huh
and it’s amazing so it’s honey barbecue
sauce and I’m going to Candice and pints
as well
I paid $4.99 for it for a gallon but
that’s not a bad deal and it’s amazing
so I’m going to can that at the same
time a key in my sauerkraut so this is
going to be in the boiling water bath
for 20 minutes same as the barbecue
sauce so let’s get jarring up some of
the sauce
so I got everything in my jars but I got
a brainstorm would you like to see how
it is to can on an open fire
what let’s show you today how I can on
an open fire something a little more
interesting for you to watch then
regular canning so we’re gonna begin a
fire started and I’ll show you how we’re
gonna Kim this on an open fire alright
so we’re just gonna go ahead I’m gonna
put the sausage in here now I could have
done all of this on an open fire but I
don’t have the room for everything I
thought you guys would enjoy seeing how
I can can on open fire so let’s go out
and get the fire started
and then I will show you what we do and
a good and hot fire going everything is
dry we haven’t had any rain all week so
what I’m doing is I’m gonna let the fire
go down just a little bit before we put
the kettle on now these are all sticks
and things that I had here that we found
on the homestead so this fuel right here
cost me nothing absolutely nothing so
let’s go put the kettle on
now we have to put a couple more sticks
in there to get a good fire going and in
a matter of a note I’m gonna put our
jars in
so the water is good and warm but it’s
not hot hot so we’re gonna go ahead and
put our jars in now if I would wait into
the jars for boiling if I would wait to
the water’s boiling it could shock the
jars and break them so we’re gonna go
ahead I’m gonna put all of our jars in
here now this is going to give me two
loads
all right now once the water starts
boiling we’re gonna count 20 minutes
until then I’ll set up a little table to
put the finished product on and everyone
the water is boiling now we count 20
minutes
all right everyone it’s time to get the
jars out of the canner so I’m gonna
transport them into the spots till I get
them on the table now when you get these
jars out as quick as I can because I
have to do another load
the laundry’s on the line my food is
being canned and now it’s time for me to
have lunch I know that’s a power taters
isn’t it but I love mashed potatoes and
sauerkraut now some of you would not
like this meal very good but mmm for a
Pennsylvania Dutch girl this is sure to
please mm-hmm
can’t beat that hot dog it’s not really
a hot dog but sauce with the sausage
sandwich now that my friends is some
good eatin take care everyone and we’ll
see you guys tomorrow bye everybody

Randall Smitham

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100 COMMENTS

  1. Lucinda Luella Posted on June 12, 2019 at 10:41 am

    beautiful location and lots of shade too xxx

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  2. Polonia Rosa Carrasquillo Posted on June 12, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Good Morning, Dear Tessie 💞
    Great video!!! I do like sauckraut with sausage too. Do you ever add it turkey gravy on it? I't also delicious too. 😊
    I like the way you can on a open fire,nice lesson, Dear Tessie 🔥
    Also glad you fine the gallon jug 😀
    Have a happy Wednesday 😁 God bless you and Kenny 💕 I Love you my Dear Sister Tessie 🌺

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  3. Robert Posted on June 12, 2019 at 10:50 am

    We are on the same page.

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  4. vickie Y Posted on June 12, 2019 at 10:57 am

    I love the glass gallon jars as well. I use them for so many things. I also LOVE mashed potatoes with sauerkraut together! My mom cooked a pork roast with the kraut and them served the potatoes on the side. Yum

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  5. James O'Neal Posted on June 12, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Like it when you do meals like this, Tessie! Do you ever can chow chow, or is that more of a Southern thing? Wishing you a nice Wednesday!

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  6. Mark Neff Posted on June 12, 2019 at 11:03 am

    I didn't know that Budweiser made bbq sauce.

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  7. Moon Violet Posted on June 12, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Yummy meal!!! I leave lids in the sun a few days and the pickle or sauerkraut smell disappears. I love your outdoor cooking- I live in a city and collect sticks on my walks- I cook on my homemade rocket stove all summer😊

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  8. City Homestead Posted on June 12, 2019 at 11:07 am

    That's pretty clever re-caning bulk food. There is so much food you can get from restaurant supply stores and it's way too much to go through before it spoils, especially when you live with no refrigeration. I never thought to re-can it!

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  9. Wanda Hershey Posted on June 12, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Great video Tessie! Thanks for making it and sharing with us.

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  10. Fay Mofield Posted on June 12, 2019 at 11:21 am

    Reminds me of my mother in law. She was a pro at canning and she always had a setup outside to can. Sure makes the house hot in the summer to can indoors.! I love the gallon glass jars also!

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  11. Sherri Roper Posted on June 12, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Score on the jars! Loved this video. Someone recently gave me 2 pickle jars without lids. I was as happy as you! Keep the canning and outside idea videos coming.

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  12. My Alabama Home Posted on June 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    I love watching you recan food you find on sale!! I've got some #10 cans of tomatoes waiting on me. I love you Tessie! You inspire me. 🙂

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  13. Nancy Byrd Posted on June 12, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Best canned green beans I ever had were ones I did in an open fire. My landlord (God rest his soul) and I worked 2 days on it and supplied us both with a year's worth of green beans. I miss him. He taught me a lot.

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  14. Owen Posted on June 12, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Wow Tessie what a score on those sauerkraut jars. Great to re can in smaller easier to handle jars. I just love sauerkraut and sausage as well as hot dogs too with mashed taters it's my favorite meal to have. Looks so good it's mouth watering. And that barbeque sauce great bargain. Tessie I'm looking to start buying in bulk and re can in smaller jars great to have on hand. What a brilliant idea Tessie to can on an open fire looks like a big success and you used what you had for the fire no cost fuel I love it. I'll have a video on my fire pit on soon I made it out of an old portable gas grill cant wait to try it I'll have a video on it. Tessie that sausage on a bun with sauerkraut and taters sure pleases me it's my favorite summer time meal you and I would get along very well as I love many of the meals you make. I think I may be a Pennsylvania Dutch and not know it. I love many of the Dutch meals. Tessie you look so happy today this video really makes my day. Love you my sister. Blessings to you and Ken 🙂

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  15. go ask alice Posted on June 12, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Enjoyed your video very much. Fun and educational.

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  16. SharonONE1 Posted on June 12, 2019 at 11:46 am

    What a great buy. A small can here is .85.

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  17. Bonnie Ritchey Posted on June 12, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Awesomeness be blessed

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  18. Deborah Cook Posted on June 12, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Ok…the meal is just old fashion down home cooking that is on the menu for tomorrow…today is BLT (cooking bacon on the grill). Girl, canning outside is great…but I couldn't do it like you. It's way to low to the ground, my back would be screaming. Maybe you could find more cinder blocks and at least raise the cooking and fire platforms up to waist high…if your going to keep doing this as you age…just an idea cause even with me at 51 I'm looking to the future at what I will be able to do and trying to set it up now…have a great day

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  19. A Wyoming Prairie Wife Posted on June 12, 2019 at 11:49 am

    I have wash to do today also, Miss Tess…we filled our, 200 gallon, water tank in town yesterday…I use a bucket and a plunger to wash, and several years ago, I found an electric spinner at our thrift store for $5…sure helps with my old hands, lol.
    I have rhubarb to can… I love the idea of canning outside. I haven’t done that.
    I don’t have tree branches, but I do have sagebrush. I’m gonna give it a try, lol.
    Yummy meal, and good company🥰🥰can’t wait till Thrifty Thursday…bless you, Sheri the prairie wife🌻🌻

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  20. Jan's Life Journey Posted on June 12, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Tessie I hope you enjoy your lunch ! God bless

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  21. We are free to roam Posted on June 12, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Thank you for such a great video Tessie…. have you ever pressure canned on an open fire? Have a BLESSED DAY
    😊🌻🙏🏻🌻😊

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  22. J T Posted on June 12, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Thanks Tessie. Looks yummy! 😋 Great deal on the sauerkraut.

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  23. Keith Sutton Posted on June 12, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    I have never had mashed potatoes and sauerkraut but I do like sauerkraut thanks for sharing

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  24. Felecia Smith Posted on June 12, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    That’s a good deal and to get gallon jars too.

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  25. Deborah Crutchfield Posted on June 12, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Very good video. Good deal 👍🏻

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  26. Pat Schomann Posted on June 12, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Wow great lunch Tessie! Made me hungry. Canning on the open fire is great! Using up scrap wood. Glad you got more gallon jars….with sauerkraut a big bonus!

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  27. robert raines Posted on June 12, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Oh wow Tessie, I was just thinking the other day…… I wonder if I could can on my outdoor fire pit. Now you showed me how. Thanks so much and have a blessed day.

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  28. Owen Posted on June 12, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Good Morning Tessie and friends, Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day and cool and windy a very pleasant day. In the morning I took my mom to her doctor after that I had lunch then headed off to the beach for a few hours. It was very pleasant quite windy and cool. I enjoyed the sunshine walking the beach and just enjoying my time alone. Taking care of mom can be hard at times and having time to myself is a blessing and one that I cherish. I do cherish my time with mom as well, just need to have some alone time. Today looks to be a nice day and I'll be out and about this morning. What is everyone doing for today. Have a most wonderful day what ever it is you do be blessed love you all. Keep smiling 🙂

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  29. Flower Child Posted on June 12, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Sausage &.sauerkraut great camping meal good stuff😆

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  30. Michael Ryan Posted on June 12, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Tessie, thanks for sharing, that was a deal on the sauerkraut, even without the jars . BBQ sauce as well , you scored big . Lunch sounded good. Atb

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  31. Granny Prepper Posted on June 12, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    SCORE!! Great price on the jars and free kraut! This mid-west German girl would love to join you for lunch.

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  32. M Jackson Posted on June 12, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    People in the mountains of WV and KY love that dish too. It is actually on the men for tonight.

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  33. deb brigham Posted on June 12, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Good morning Tessie. Canning on the fire is really thrifty!  God Bless and keep you safe.

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  34. Abigail Vomelmo Posted on June 12, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Hi Tessie! ☺ I enjoyed your video! What a steal that was on the jars of sauerkraut!! I luvluvluvluv sauerkraut! Your dinner looks Delicious!! Enjoy!! Have a Beautiful day!! ☺☺😎😎😽😽

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  35. Kristie Thompson Posted on June 12, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Even in the south we eat sausage potatoes and sour kraut sometimes we leave out the kraut and add corn in the cob

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  36. Connie Lipp Posted on June 12, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Good Morning Tessie…Congrats on the gallon jar score and the sourkraut deal! mmm mmm!..Thanks for the reminder that you can can different things together in their respective jars at the same time..Yesterday I tried to locate your video on the most recent strawberry and rhubarb canning with the recipe and couldn't locate it..I want to make jam.. I'm thinking it was 4lbs strawberries and 3 lbs rhubarb but not sure of the rest of the recipe either.I remember about your making 2 batches and canning them all at once….. Could you help me with that?…"Thank you" for going out of your way to help me….How easy it looked to water bath over the fire in todays video! Another fun and informative video…I appreciate you…Love to you

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  37. Countreegirl Posted on June 12, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    You can keep the kraut lol everything else looks great!

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  38. Abigail Vomelmo Posted on June 12, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    P.S. Tessie! I luv your Pink Polish! 😊😊😽😽

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  39. Ludie Maye Posted on June 12, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    AMAZING, you needed the jars ,God provided and thru in some sauerkraut. the meal looks so good.have a blessed day sis

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  40. Momma of Six Posted on June 12, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    I am so glad you found some gallon jars!! Canning on an open fire! How cool is that?? Have a blessed Wednesday!!💖💖💖

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  41. Sharon Brown Posted on June 12, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Enjoyed the canning on an open fire!

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  42. RobynA316 Posted on June 12, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Looks yummy Tessie! Think I’ll make that Friday! I usually just steam potatoes in chunks and then put some butter on them and eat it that way! Sometimes I’ll steam sweet potatoes and put butter on them! Oh so good! Have a great day!….Ra

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  43. Teresa Roman Posted on June 12, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    I was a little slow and could not imagine why you could not find sour kraut. That is an awesome find…good kraut and gallon jars!!! I have never had mashed potatoes with kraut, but I do love fried 'tators, kraut, and sausage or hot dogs. Yumm Yumm!

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  44. The Green Thumb Gardening Channel Posted on June 12, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Good morning Tessie and blessings to you from here in Tifton, GA my friend! Wow I never knew that you could recan food that you purchase from the store in jars or can and store it for later, awesome upload, you just taught me something new!

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  45. Swamper Dog Posted on June 12, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Thanks Tessie. So the purpose of recanning is to put them in serving size jars?

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  46. LittleHouse Homestead Posted on June 12, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Hello sister Tessie! I haven’t been commenting much as of late. But have been watching.
    I would like to update everyone. We have sold our big house and have moved into our little house. PRAISE GOD!!! For He has blessed us so!
    We are still unpacking and setting up everything at little house. I have been quite sick throughout the entire move. Had a CT scan done and found that I have several spots on my liver, lung and pelvis. They don’t appear to be cancer, however I do have to have a scan again in 3 months to be sure they don’t grow. We are still at a loss to what is causing all of my symptoms…. so now I have to see my gastro dr to be sure it isn’t my colon or other digestive tract that is causing this. So please do keep me in your prayers. Thank you all!

    Thank you Tessie for everything you do for us. I love all your videos, especially the canning and cooking ones! Thank you for sharing with us.
    Thanks again for all the prayers. I love you sister Tessie! Have a very blessed day. 💕🙏

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  47. Joyce Maguire Posted on June 12, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Awesome video love it thank you so much for sharing 😊 💕👍 👍

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  48. Chris hamill Posted on June 12, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    You’re very good with time management, planning things ahead of time, and finding a bargain.
    Great find on the jars as they are expensive when you do find them to buy. Wish you lived close to
    Me. Have a gallon container of a zesty orange ginger stir fry sauce which I got for free
    Courtesy of my mother. Half pints is what I would can in and then what? Years on the shelf.
    I’d say here you go…take a dozen. Tessie, stupid question…do you douse the fire or let it burn
    Out on it’s own?

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  49. Linda McConnell Posted on June 12, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    That was always my favorite school lunch. Hot dogs though on a bun, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, and always peaches for dessert. My Mom never made it. I only got it at school in Ohio. Yum yum.

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  50. Lolli & Pop's Escape Posted on June 12, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Great score on the gallon jars! I don't understand why you are canning the open sauerkraut. Why not just put the open jar in the fridge? It surely won't last long, looks delicious. Also, a campfire trick, coat the outside of your canner with dish soap before putting on fire, the smoke will wash right off.

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  51. Chit Chatting with Grandma Julie Julie Posted on June 12, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Love it! 😎

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  52. Double Scratch Perch Posted on June 12, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Great video on outdoor canning! What a wonderful idea Tessie friend! I think I may just hafta try this this Summer! Thank you!

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  53. Pat DeArmond Posted on June 12, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Meal looks great — thanks for sharing canning on an open fire. If SHTF people need to know they can still can water bath can.

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  54. Vernie Max Posted on June 12, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    WOW, Tessie, what a NEAT and AWESOME way to show how you can do canning on an open fire!!! Thanks so much for showing this!! AMAZING!!! I have said this to myself many times watching your videos that I wish I could just spend a week or so with you and actually working along side you and practicing these skills with someone who actually KNOWS AND DOES these skills. Anyway, though, It does warm heart when I think of your children and your grand children and all the wonderful ways they all are learning from you!!! Well just had to say this to you today. You take care and God Bless you!!!!

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  55. Andrea Mills Posted on June 12, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Here in the south, there is a side dish a lot of us love called pickled beans. Most ferment and can their own from the garden. But I don't can so my neighbor told me to take 1 can of niblet corn drained, 1 can of green beans drained and 1 can of crout with the juice mix together let sit for at least 2 hours. Then just heat and eat. We love it especially with biscuits. Hope you will try it. Great side dish. 😋 🙏🌹

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  56. Sandra Nevins Posted on June 12, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    I love that kind of lunch.

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  57. Grandma Cheap Cheap Posted on June 12, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Wow, you wanted those big jars. I never would have thought to re-can sauerkraut. Good thinking.

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  58. Gail Reese Posted on June 12, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    Sams had gallon jars also but they were more than that. I am going to do the same thing. I put ours in the little jelly jars. Good for you.

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  59. Gail Reese Posted on June 12, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    last month I had so many pints of shopped pork that I recanned it in bbq sauce we love it . We will eat it more that way than anything else.

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  60. Harold Parker Posted on June 12, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Miss Tessie, I love watching your videos, and this brings back so many memories of seeing my mom do this same thing. As a young boy, my brother and I were always put in charge of washing jars because our hands were small enough to get into the jars ,lol. Please keep these wonderful videos coming and may God bless.

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  61. Erics Granny Posted on June 12, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Yum! Wow! I never saw anyone do water canning on an open fire. Love learning from you! Prayers and hugs

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  62. norma Trewhella Posted on June 12, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Love your shiny kettles. They look nice on your stove.

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  63. Ruth Hill Posted on June 12, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Hi Tessie, Do you have any advice on getting the smell out of jars such as pickles, sauerkraut, etc? Thanks!

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  64. Theo Buunermond Posted on June 12, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    And there we go again 🙂 As a Dutchy, sauerkraut is high on my list of food what I like. Some of us (mostly the older people) add some cubed bacon to it. We call it 'Stamppot Zuurkool', every Dutch recipe that has 'Stamppot' in the name is 'mashed potatoes and vegetables' and we got a lot of them. Perhaps another strange thing we do is, when we have some leftovers we heat up some gravy and put the mashed sauerkraut/potatoes in it. And when that is hot (preferable with a brown crust) and put it on some slices of bread. The youngsters overhere ain't doing it no more, but my generation would call that a lunch 🙂

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  65. Light Up Fun Posted on June 12, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    I was watching Chickens By the lake and in one of her videos she mentioned saving the plastic wrap from cereal boxes after they are empty. Then use to store meat in freezer or fresh veggies in the fridge. Keeps them fresh longer. And the press and seal reynolds wrap,, well ya take your cut up lettuce put it in a metal bowl and it will keep a long time in the fridge without going bad – hers was so crisp. Nothing more relaxing than a bonfire on a home made grill. Take Care

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  66. peaceful inspirations Posted on June 12, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    yumm! My parent s were Pennsylvania Dutch and German. My favorite meal is sauerkraut and spare ribs with potatoes.

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  67. Mari's Vegetable Garden Posted on June 12, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Mmmmm you did good Tessie 💟

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  68. carolyn moody Posted on June 12, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    blessings

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  69. ayronsmama05 Posted on June 12, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    Shoot gurlie this ole Southern Tennessee gal loves a meal of nothing but kraut and mashed taters, yumm! And if I get lucky an have a pone of cornbread handy even better. Great vlog, my friend!!

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  70. Robin Ellison Posted on June 12, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    That's a great idea to can on the fire. You really got a good buy on the kraut and the honey, plus you got your jars you needed. Love you, Sis.

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  71. Vanessa C Posted on June 13, 2019 at 12:11 am

    Looks delicious!

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  72. Bobby Mcnutt Posted on June 13, 2019 at 12:23 am

    That was a great deal on the sauerkraut and you got some more gallon jars with lids at a price that most places sell just the jars for, so what came in the jars was actually free WOW My Mom worked a long time at a place called the Fremont Kraut Company and Snow Floss was the main name that you see at the stores which was their main name brand and most of the others brands that you see under different names, but all made at the same place and yours was probably made by that same company LOL great to see you showing people that it can be done outside over an open fire like in the old days PS: are you ever going to run out of sticks ha ha ha! And the kraut & sausage on a bun looked great with mashed tatters to boot and a great was to save on a great barbecue sauce also in bulk! I hope you had a great day and i'll catch you latter sis

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  73. B Johnson Posted on June 13, 2019 at 12:37 am

    What a blessing! So happy for you, and camp fire cooking is my fav way to cook in the heat of the summer. We live in the deep south, and even with the major blessing of air conditioning, (thank you Lord!), it gets all mighty hot in the kitchen! Have a super day!

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  74. Kathy Green Posted on June 13, 2019 at 12:50 am

    Hi Tessie! I could use your expert advice. The answer may be in some of your videos, but I'm new to your channel and am still working through all of them. My son is leaving for college in August and I plan to keep him in home cooked meals while he is away. My question is; when preparing spaghetti, chicken and rice and other one dish meals, would you recommend that I can or freeze the meals? He has a freezer in his full size refrigerator so he has plenty of room. Also, I have a vacuum seal Food Saver and hundreds of pint canning jars, so I have the necessities. I'm just not sure how well noodles and rice will freeze or can. I realize how busy you are, but when you find an extra minute or two, I'd really appreciate your advice. Thank you!

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  75. Mary Wells Posted on June 13, 2019 at 1:38 am

    Tessie,you need to make an open fire cook books,and sale them.This is a natural for you.Love this!

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  76. Take Me to Tammy's House Posted on June 13, 2019 at 1:48 am

    That sauerkraut looks so good! Love me some sauerkraut!

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  77. Linda Quade Posted on June 13, 2019 at 2:34 am

    You are so resourceful. I love seeing what you come up with!

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  78. Aleisha Mckuhen Posted on June 13, 2019 at 3:26 am

    ❤ thanks Tessie for this video!

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  79. Linda Radford Posted on June 13, 2019 at 4:05 am

    This video made my mouth water! Now I am craving sauerkraut! I have learned about re-canning so many things from your videos. I have passed up bargains since there are only two of us because I didn't want it to go to waste. Not any more. Thanks for the information and keep it coming…lol

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  80. Kerry Taylor Posted on June 13, 2019 at 5:40 am

    West coastie here and I LOVE our homemade sauerkraut with potatoes; so good w some of the sauerkraut juice drizzled over the top!! We make a batch of sauerkraut every few years and can it up when it's ready. Oh yum!! Nice score on those jars – what a bargain!

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  81. 320 Homestead Posted on June 13, 2019 at 5:53 am

    You find awesome deals, Tessie! I need to come shop with you! 😁

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  82. Cheryl A/T Posted on June 13, 2019 at 6:49 am

    That's one of my favorite meals! My Grandfather was PA Dutch, my Grandma used to make her sauerkraut in a huge wooden barrel. Mom would tell me that she and the rest of the kids would be counting off the days until it would be ready 🙂 Loved the open fire canning, very cool… or hot! haha!

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  83. Tracie Smith Posted on June 13, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    The canning over a fire is awesome. You my dear are awesome.

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  84. Vickiet253 Posted on June 13, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    I love the idea of recanning of big jar items. Also love the potato/sausage/kraut combo. 🙂

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  85. Beth Jones Posted on June 13, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Are you ok? No video today? Worried!

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  86. Half Acre Dreams Posted on June 13, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    I just love your outdoor setup!

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  87. Tammy Isenblatter Posted on June 13, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    WAY TO SHOP TESSIE!!!😀
    I am sure you could not have bought those jars for 2.99 empty!!! And 6 gallons of sauerkraut to boot AWESOME!!! Thanks Tessie!!!😀💕💕💕

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  88. Charles McKinley Posted on June 14, 2019 at 12:34 am

    Hi Tessie,
    Have you seen a rocket stove? I think you could get up to temperature faster and use less wood. I think I've seen a simple one made with bricks. I'll look for the link to send you. It isn't important now but when fuel is scarce or time is more important it could make a huge difference.

    👍

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  89. Helen Sarkisian Posted on June 14, 2019 at 1:42 am

    Budweiser makes BBQ sauce?!

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  90. Living & Learning Life Posted on June 14, 2019 at 4:35 am

    Awesome prices on the sauerkraut & bbq sauce … plus you now have 6 glass gallon jars! I love sauerkraut & sausages served with mashed potatoes, my mother always served them together and so do I. Really enjoyed you showing us how to water bath can on the open fire also.

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  91. Lovely Lisa Warrior Queen Posted on June 14, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    Yum, I love that kind of meal! Guess what I'm going to make tonight for dinner, can't wait.

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  92. Just Judy Posted on June 15, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Wonderful find!! I’ve never tried this .. i should because cabbage is such a good buy. You make it all look so easy

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  93. sandra perdun Posted on June 20, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Tessie when you are cooking on the open fire what purpose do the concrete blocks serve?

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  94. The CraftyValgirl Posted on June 20, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    Oh my. How did I miss this video. Oh well. I am watching it right now….lol.Hubby brought me home a huge pickle jar yesterday. I love it! I am giong to put some boneless chicken thighs, some honey bbq sauce and a can of root beer in the crockpot tomorrow that hubby got from the food pantry. I bought the rootbeet though. I found it on Pinterest and I love rootbeer and thought it sounded interesting. So I will tell you how it goes. Love you Teresa girl! You are awesome!

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  95. Sarah D Posted on June 28, 2019 at 6:06 am

    So cool canning on the open fire! What you had for lunch, we had for supper last night. I'd never heard of it before moving to SE IN, but there are a lot of german descendants here and the meal is at most gatherings! Our children love sausage, sauerkraut, and mashed potatoes. We eat it with the sausage and kraut on top of the potatoes. Yum! =)

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  96. sandra perdun Posted on July 19, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Tessie I wrote and asked you how to build the concrete cooker outdoors. I think you responded and I lost the message🙄 can you resend?

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  97. Eileen Lester Posted on July 19, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    You are so brave. I like campfires and things but I don't like to get close to open flames. Of course if it was a necessity I'm sure I get over it. LOL💜 Love sauerkraut…part German.

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  98. Beverly Hitchcock Posted on July 23, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    I'm new to canning. Just started this spring. I have a question. If you putthe cold jars in the hot water won't they break? I had one break yesterday. My jars weren't cold but apparently not hot enough for the hot water bath. I lost a whole jar of kosher pickles. 🙁

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  99. sandra perdun Posted on July 24, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    I am a Florida girl who loves sausage and sauerkraut

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