…Because it is a mess! πŸ™‚

 

This picture doesn’t do it justice, but it’s our bathtub filled half way with tomatoes.

 

 

So today is tomato day! We’re working on making tomato sauce. πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It Looks Like A Mess…

20 thoughts on “It Looks Like A Mess…

  • August 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm
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    So you DO like gardening- I wasn’t sure!!!!!!!!:)

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  • August 9, 2012 at 2:50 pm
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    This is what my house has looked like for the past few weeks. We have enough salsa to last a lifetime! I just wish we had as many helpers as you do!

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  • August 9, 2012 at 4:44 pm
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    Yum! : ) We make our own tomato sauce when we have an abundance of tomatoes!

    Love ~*Chantelle*~

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  • August 9, 2012 at 5:28 pm
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    Wow. What a MESS! LOL!

    The tomatoes look so good–are they frest-out-of-the-garden ‘maters? Mmmmm!

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    • August 9, 2012 at 5:45 pm
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      LOL, Abbie, Yep they’re from our garden. πŸ™‚

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  • August 9, 2012 at 5:53 pm
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    That’s a lot of tomatoes! Our green beans were about like that earlier this summer. πŸ˜‰ We were canning them for two or three days straight!

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  • August 9, 2012 at 10:19 pm
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    Wow! That is a giant mess! So did you make everything you wanted to make out of the tomatoes? What do you guys make with your tomatoes?

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    • August 10, 2012 at 8:59 am
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      We are making it all into tomato sauce because we use lots of that πŸ™‚

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  • August 10, 2012 at 3:18 am
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    What gorgeous tomatoes!

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  • August 10, 2012 at 3:39 pm
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    Boy, does that ever look familiar! πŸ™‚ We have been processing tons of tomatoes the past few weeks too! It definitely is a lot of work and mess, but it is fun to work as a team and get a lot done. I love seeing pictures of other people doing exactly the same thing we are doing these days. πŸ™‚ I noticed the glass baking pans you were using – how do you make your sauce, and what are the pans used for? A friend of ours told us how she has always done it, and now we always do it the way she told us – it works great! You know how there is always the problem of the sauce being too runny. . . well, what we do, is hang the tomato puree in a clean pillowcase over night. By morning a LOT of the juice has drained out and the sauce is a nice and thick (sometimes all night is a little too long). Now we store our “tomato sauce pillowcases” in our kitchen cupboard for just that purpose! LOL! πŸ™‚
    Have a good time canning…and we’ll do the same! πŸ™‚
    Karen

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    • August 10, 2012 at 4:23 pm
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      I’ve never heard of that method before πŸ™‚ We puree the tomatoes and strain it through a colander. Then we fill the baking dishes with the puree and bake it at 325 degrees in the oven and stir it every so often until thick, and then can it. πŸ™‚ The dishes used to be a pain to wash until we started taking them outside and filling them with water to soak until dish washing time.
      We used to put the puree in crock pots too, but that takes f.o.r.e.v.e.r. πŸ™‚

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      • August 11, 2012 at 6:04 pm
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        Also…a great tip if your going to do it the oven way. Spray the edges of the pan real well with cooking spray first. It cleans up *real* nice! πŸ™‚

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        • August 11, 2012 at 8:58 pm
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          We were blessed by a gift of six 5-gallon buckets FULL of tomatoes! So we canned, canned, canned for several days. I like the picture of your bathtub… πŸ˜€

          Isn’t Anna’s birthday coming up soon? if so, Happy Birthday!

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    • August 10, 2012 at 6:37 pm
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      Interesting πŸ™‚ We have a victorio, which it looks like it’s the same thing, that we use for applesauce. It seems that using it for tomatoes would decrease the final quantity, but I guess cooking it down does too πŸ™‚

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  • August 11, 2012 at 1:12 pm
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    OH MY GOODNESS!! Thats a lot of tomatoes!! πŸ˜€ Oh, and, good idea Rebekah for wearing red!

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  • August 12, 2012 at 7:57 am
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    Wow thats a lot of tomatoes. I will be trying canning the first time this year! I love the brown calico apron- is that from a pattern? If it is could you post the brand and name as I have never been able to find one that covers so well!

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  • August 17, 2012 at 6:07 pm
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    OH HOW I (actually) MISS THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ We ALWAYS can tomatoes and as a result of the drought and then all the truly wonderful rain that followed it (but swelled then stretched and cracked πŸ™ our FEW tomatoes in the process), unless someone gives us a sufficient amount, this will be the first in years we won’t be canning πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™
    the bathtub is a hysterical yet WONDERFUL idea! Y didn’t we ever think of that!? πŸ˜‰

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