Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes

The wonderful harvest season is upon us. My in-laws love gardening thus we benefit from their bounty when the tomatoes come ripe. This year my father-in-law is out of town thus we have been given the bulk of the ripe tomatoes until he comes back and eats his 10 a day again.

The real question is what to do with this many tomatoes?

The answer is peal them, stick them in a jar, and process them to enjoy on a cold winters day some time come January. And that's just what I did yesterday. Now I know what you are thinking, crazy lady with a toddler and 1 month old, what are you doing putting up that many tomatoes? I asked myself that question about half way through all of this, and the problem was I wasn't thinking. It took me all day long!! But that's ok, I know we'll be eating fabulous lasagna or spaghetti with these yummy tomatoes in March. Some might ask, why didn't you venture out and do salsa or something. We'll we are leaving that adventure to next week when were sure to have more tomatoes. And a big thanks to my friend Michelle for letting me use her caner, I went to buy one and they were all out.

Now our own garden did, let's just say ok. Our zucchini was eaten by squash bugs and we only got 2 beans to sprout and only 1 actual bean to pick off of those. But our corn did great! We'll some of it.

1 comment:

Nicole J. said...

oh my gosh! You crazy lady! I'm not surprised that you're doing all that. I couldn't stop laughing at that corn picture. Too funny! :)