Yes my sweetie helps me bottle... Yes I am one lucky lady....
We picked the tomatoes a few days ago and let them sit in the garage where it was real warm and by Saturday we had two big pan full of ripe tomatoes
First we made 12 quarts of stewed with a little crook neck and zucchini in them, we started doing this cause we has so many squash one year and didn't know what to do with it all and when we used the stewed tomatoes the following winter we really like the flavor.
Then we did spaghetti sauce, it is the easiest recipe you will ever do and it tastes so good. The recipe goes like this:
Slice of Onion
2 Rings Green Pepper
1 tsp. Salt ( this year I tried garlic salt instead of just salt, don't know yet if we like it or not)
2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
1/8 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1 Large Bay Leaf
Put first 6 ingredients in the bottom of the bottles then pack in the tomatoes, seal and process for 55 min.
If using pressure cooker, pressure at 13lbs for 10 min
When I open a bottle for sauce I take out the bay leaf, dump it in a blender and blend it up and add a can of tomato paste to thicken it and simmer it while the noodles cook and then serve..
So we ended up with 12 bottles of Stewed and 7 bottles of Spaghetti Sauce
Not to bad for a days work wouldn't you say...
I make salsa, chili sauce, bottle tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, and stewed tomatoes with my tomatoes....
What do you do with yours??? Let me know what you bottle and give recipes... lets see how many we can get....
Next weekend I believe more tomatoes and the corn is about to pick...I have a great way to do frozen corn I will share it with you...
Have a good week everyone and enjoy!!