The kitchen is finally cleaned up after the tornado-session of canning this weekend. I did 16 pints of canned sauce and two quarts of chopped tomatoes. Also, I froze 6 pints of raw chopped tomatoes. The mess! The work! The pans! The heat! The sticky floor! The exhausted gardener! It seems crazy, but I enjoy this...
It feels SO GOOD to know I have these tomatoes put by! We get a very easy-to-prepare meal from a can of tomato sauce, a starch and a veggie or two, plus some seasonings. These are going to help us a lot in the coming year. Now, as I recover from this effort I have to face the fact that there's more canning ahead! I would love to have about 4 dozen pints of tomato sauce so that's going to be 2 or 3 more mad sessions like this one. I must be crazy.
Good for you, Anna!