Thursday, September 4, 2008

I did it by myself!

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!

1 comment:

chelsea said...

oh my goodness, that is so impressive! Nice work. I don't think i have the guts to try canning tomatoes. how was it? hard? i do have a lot more guts though because of sis. eismann... bless her seriously. i don't think we'll have enough tomatoes to can this year, maybe next year. wanna show me how?