Monday, August 13, 2012

Tomatoes are Finally Done

The tomatoes are done and I am so happy.  I got a late start because I had to go to the dentist because of the tooth that broke off last week.  When the dentist was filling my tooth I was thinking of all the things I could buy for what this was costing me.  I had 2 choices, fill it or cap it.  Filling it $200, capping $700; of course I chose filling.
My daughter Renee came by this morning and bought 3 boxes of tomatoes from me so I didn't have as many as I thought I was going to have to do.  I got 26 quarts of very thick crushed tomatoes and 7 quarts and 5 pints of tomato juice done today.  Now tomorrow I have to deep clean the kitchen and put the stuff I canned    today and yesterday away.  In a couple of days I will need to dehydrate some peppers and some more herbs.  No rest at this time of year, got to get things done as they get ripe.   
Recap of the 3 days of tomatoes, 14 boxes, or about 350 lbs of tomatoes
14 pints of salsa
26 pints of chili sauce
15 quarts and 1 pint of pasta sauce
7 quarts and 5 pints of tomato juice
57 quarts of crushed tomatoes


  1. Under recap you forgot: 10 call from Renee!!! I did my first canning today, I got 7 quarts 1 pint of Pasta Sauce. They all popped!!!! Thanks mom.

    1. You are exactly correct in the number of calls, I just looked on my phone and counted them. I am so glad you got good results with canning. Watch out it can get a little addictive.

  2. yes it does. I went to aldis tonight to get some more strawberries that they had on sale so i can make some jam in the morning. I just can't believe how much surgar it takes..