Thursday, August 25, 2016

Chicken Scratch~ End Of Summer Canning

We went to the Farmer's Market this last weekend and I found a kind Farmer who was selling veggies and tomatoes. It was almost the end of the day and a storm was pushing through, we got to talking a bit and I told him I didn't have a garden of my own this year and really wanted to can some tomato stuff this year. He said he would give me a great deal...Almost 100 pounds of Roma tomatoes for $30. Ummmm Yes! I felt that was a good and fair price...He was very kind!

I got to working..and ended up with a bit of a head cold which held me back for a couple days this week...But I am still working on preserving every last bit of them. I made 4 quarts of smooth spaghetti sauce, 6 quarts of whole tomatoes and working on chunky marinara sauce. Not sure yet how many jars I will get from that. Then I still have one huge box to go...So thinking of just canning whole or diced tomatoes which are always great for using in chili or making a quick sauce from that. 

We were also blessed with green beans and more zucchini and cucumber by a couple from church. I canned the green beans....And will most likely pickle some squash 
and then freeze a bunch of it for breads.

It's been a busy week... I just hope to get most of this done before I start making apple sauce and apple butters.....Then maybe I can get my house and kitchen back in working order. It is filled with jars and canning pots!


  1. Good for you! That's a great deal on tomatoes. If you're stuck for what to do with them next time, I've just found a great oven-roasted spaghetti sauce, and put a picture on Instagram of it. I'm in the middle of our tomato harvest now, and will be making more batches.

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    2. I meant which pic on IG is it??? The Sherell one??

    3. I meant which pic on IG is it??? The Sherell one??