This year I'm doing something differently than in past years. In past years I made spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, salsa, pizza sauce and tomato paste. You know, a variety of tomato sauces; but I've found that I spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking anyway, since I actually do love to cook, and it's just not necessary for me to make all the different sauces. I have extra canned salsa and tomato paste from last year so I don't need anymore there - so this year I'm just going to make tomato sauce and make my other sauces as I need them. I will can some whole tomatoes but I've found that tomato sauce is an overall perfect item for me to can and is most used through the Winter. I realize that this would not suit everyone and in fact wouldn't have suited me 10 years ago but it's perfect for me now. Later this summer I intend to make some frozen pizzas and that is about the only particular sauce I would want prepared lickety-split that would require painstaking time to fix from scratch. Making my pizzas ahead of time will fix that. So that's my plan and I'm sticking to it!!
So . . . I'm off to the garden and then the kitchen. The next time you hear from me I'll be so tired I won't hardly be able to type. Ah!! people should have it so good!!!
I froze 3 quart bags of sliced green bell peppers and I believe I'm going to leave the rest of the peppers hanging on the plants until they turn red. I do love red peppers!!
I did indeed can most of the day and enjoyed it immensely. The carrots are beautiful and I've just begun on the tomato sauce. I love seeing my pantry grow!!