Tuesday, September 20, 2011

How ever you call them, it's work!

We planted seven tomato plants and we were worried that we might not have enough so we got two bushels from a local greenhouse. They were 12 dollars for a bushel. After a full day of peeling, chopping, de-seeding and canning we ended up with about four cases of canned crushed tomatoes. T.J. made stuffed bell peppers with one of the pint jars and it was delish!

Then our tomatoes started to come in! Oh boy!

I ended up making another case of crushed tomatoes and now three batches of salsa. I still have enough of them to make four or five more batches of salsa. I think that I will make one more salsa and then make spaghetti sauce with the rest. I need to mix it up some.

This is just a small sample of what we have.


  1. Spaghetti sauce is an excellent idea. I certainly think you got your moneys worth this garden season!

  2. wow! That's a lot of tomatoes :)

  3. OMG..I love it. wish we could get bushels of tomatoes!! but I do know its lots of work. My parents used to make stewed tomatoes with onions and celery in them. Bill used to eat them cold out of the jar.