I realize that I sound like a little kid. The truth is, I'm really proud of myself. I did water-bath canning by myself for the first time. (Pats on the back, toots of the horn, etc.) Our garden has been a great blessing this year, producing a little more than we can eat, and in most cases, not quite enough to can. I've been giving some away, and have frozen zucchini, Swiss chard, and peppers. Everett and I pulled so many tomatoes out of the garden yesterday that I decided I should try to can them. For years, Sherry Eismann has been teaching and helping at canning get-togethers at church. I never would have had the gumption to try this without first doing peaches, pie filling, and applesauce with her.
So yesterday I took these (minus most of the peppers and the cherry tomatoes)
and turned them into these.
I never would have thought that so many tomatoes would make just one batch of sauce. This is going to be the best tasting spaghetti sauce ever--no matter how it tastes!