10 August 2011

It's A Tomatoful Day!

Today I harvested 2 large containers of tomatoes from my garden. I had planned on making sauce out of them tomorrow.

Then, my mil came over and was telling me that where she volunteers, there were 2 boxes of tomatoes that no one was using and were starting to go bad. Of course, I said "I'll take them."

 I brought them home, sorted, cut out bad spots and many ended up in the mulch pile. After I whirled the good tomatoes around in my food processor, I ended up having to start cooking them down in the bottom to my pressure canner PLUS I filled my largest stock pot 1/2 way with more sauce. The weird thing about my freebie tomatoes is the color. The color resembles the color of Kraft macaroni and cheese. Once the 2 pots can be combined into 1 then maybe the color will be a little better. Getting all the tomatoes ready to cook took me almost 2 hours. I don't know why so long....Guess I'm getting slower in my old age. :)  I'm looking forward to using this sauce in my homemade spaghetti sauce this fall.

That's my day today.

Hope everyone is staying cool and having a great week.  Hugs...


  1. Nice harvest Sharon. I'm getting about 3 or 4 tomatoes a day from my plants. (I have 1 big plant and 2 little plants). My cucumber plants aren't doing well at all. :)

  2. I have 14 tomato plants so I get a nice haul. I bought the 50 cent plants at Walmart and didn't know how they were going to do but they're doing great. We planted cucumbers from seeds and have more than we need so if you're in the area ;) stop in for some.

  3. Thanks Sharon - I'll keep that in mind. ;)

  4. Those tomatoes that came from your garden looks so yummy and such a great color too, I love tomatoes :o)


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