Labor on labor day? Sounded good to me, but so far, no dice. Drew’s working in the hospital today and I’m taking care of some work things and house things and thought I would share some pictures from the weekend.
On Saturday, we converted about 15 lbs of tomatoes from the garden into salsa and canned it. This was our first canning venture, and we both enjoyed it. We don’t have a pressure canner so we just used the water bath method, and given the small quantiy that we were working with, it went pretty quickly. Now we’re thinking about making tomato sauce, and pickles and…oh right, we’re waiting on a baby to arrive. Well, I’ll let you know if we stock the shelves with any other summer goods, and how the salsa turned out!
The prep work…skins removed from the tomatoes, diced onions and diced bannana peppers and jalpenos from the garden.
The skins waiting to head to the trash.
Cooking the salsa down…
And filling the jars before sticking back them back in the boiling water to seal them.
Voila! The finished product. Now the question remains, when do we dig in?