Thursday, September 16, 2010

when life hands you tomatoes . . .

you get busy canning!

Tuesday night at work, one of the guys I work with (who happens to be in his mid - 80's and still doing maintenance work!) asked if I liked tomatoes. I said yes, and he said he was about to go pick some up and if I wanted any, he would bring me some back. I'm expected a small bag full, a half dozen, maybe a dozen. He came back with 3 HUGE bags full!

Oh my! Now I work till 9pm, so when I got home at 9:30 I immediately began sorting through what had to be used that night (some were split, some were getting soft. Most were still in excellent condition) and then got to work making more pizza sauce.

I managed to use almost a bags worth and I gave a friend who was over (and also a professional chef!) another half a bag to take home. So now I have a (huge) bag and a half to still take care of today.

Because it was so late, I had to make the sauce, then can it last night. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the rest of the tomatoes yet, but I definitely need to use them up today because the rest of our weekend is (delightfully!) busy. We're in the wedding of some dear friends, and my oldest turns 12 on Sunday. 12! One more year until I am officially the mom of a teenager. How did that happen so fast?!

I ended up with 9 half pints of almost free pizza sauce! We do eat a lot of homemade pizzas!


City Sister said...

The sauce looks wonderful. So dark and rich! I hope you have wonderful pizza nights.

Sara said...

Awesome!!! I can't believe you're a mom to a 12 year old. Man, time flies.

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