Monday, August 1, 2011

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Now THAT is a big tomato.
If you like tomatoes, these are the best.
Just think BLT!
If you don't like them, well... you may not enjoy this post!  ;0)

 I love pictures of food!

 These aren't all the tomatoes,
but it gives you an idea of what we tackled.
Seven boxes, about 160 lbs.
What on Earth did we do with that many tomatoes?
You know, I'm glad you asked!
First up was SALSA!

 These are blanched and peeled and ready to go!

 Next, chopped onions.
And peppers, but I don't have a picture of the peppers.

 I added some cilantro and lemon juice.
It's a simple water bath process.
In no time we had this...

 Seriously HOT salsa. 
Of course we made a milder version
and a smooth version because my
punks don't eat chunks!

 Mmm, you can't buy mass amounts of tomatoes
and not make mass amounts of spaghetti sauce!
And a fair amount of plain tomatoes.

Here is my counter covered in all the tomato goods!
The funny little freezer jars in the front are tomato paste
that I made using this recipe from my friend at Our Best Bites.

1 comment:

  1. These pictures are beautiful!!! Looks amazing! Canning is such a lost art in our day and age. We did so much of it when I was a kid and it was drudgery, you make it look fun!