Friday, October 9, 2009

Tomato, Tomato

A while back, DMP and I canned tomatoes. Lots, and Lots, and LOTS of tomatoes. We were very optimistic and bought about 25 lbs at the farmers market. This is the first time we've canned tomatoes and it was pretty fun and easy. We'll see if and how we use the final product!
As you can see from the pic above, we canned diced tomatoes, salsa, and when we discovered we still had a TON of leftover tomatoes, we decided to try tomato sauce.
Canning tomatoes is a gory process- very suitable to October. Especially squishing their guts out for tomato sauce:

Thanks to DMP for helping. I learned that canning with company is WAY more fun than canning solo- plus there is someone to take pictures of your gory hands!


  1. who has my (lent out) Vitorio strainer( perfect for tomato sauce)...of did dad DI it?

    Also there is a cheap easy gizmo that works too.

  2. Just another mom tip...cover counters with newspaper. It catches all the drips and cruddy stuff. Roll it up and throw it away. ( only a little newsprint cleanup required.