Using up the tomatoes

Yesterday my Mom came out and we tried to put a dent into all those tomatoes! I decided that the quickest way to get though quite a few was to make tomato sauce. I have a food strainer attachment for our meat grinder. So that makes things a lot easier. 

We ended up using 85lbs which gave us 14 1L jars 

 This is now how the room looks. There is a little bit less. We used up 5 boxes. To be honest there were a few stinkers in some of those boxes that we threw out, but most were good.

I also got some of my peppers processed on the 30th. I didn't use gloves right away since I didn't feel as though the peppers were that hot. Big mistake. Nothing like spending your birthday with burning least it was just my hands!!

So that is about all that is going on over here. I was going to make salsa today...but today turned into laundry day instead. Clean undies won out over processing tomatoes...LOL

Have a great day


  1. Lovely sauce. And that is a lot of work. 85 pounds is something I'd do over days, not in a long session.

  2. That was a lot of work! Happy birthday :-)

  3. Oh, look at all that beautiful canning :) Love the idea of using the strainer attachment. Otherwise that's a lot of tomatoes to blanch & peel!

  4. Yum :)
    And belated happy birthday


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