Lots of Food this Weekend

28 Aug

This weekend, I finally got to do some canning.  I had tomatoes prepped in the freezer from last week, and I kept picking them throughout the week, and I was finally ready to make my spaghetti sauce Saturday.  I got five pints and one half-pint.

Look at all those peppers and onions and mushrooms!  I still plan on doing a couple of more batches of spaghetti sauce.

I also had tomatoes left over, so I made tomato juice.  I got six quarts and one pint.

I love this old jar.  I have no idea where it came from, but I love the pattern on it.

I picked more tomatoes that I’ll have to prepare and freeze in order to can next weekend.

I’ve also started making yogurt.  Today, I made raspberry yogurt from those great wild raspberries from my pasture.

Very yummy!

Linking to Homestead Barn Hop hosted by the Prairie Homestead.

34 Responses to “Lots of Food this Weekend”

  1. Sandy August 28, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

    Yummy, yummy, yummy!

    • Teresa August 28, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

      This is what all the gardening and such is about! Yummy food!

  2. TexWisGirl August 28, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    oh my! all of it looks good! homemade spaghetti sauce! yum!

    • Teresa August 28, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

      I can’t even hardly stand commercial spaghetti sauce anymore. It is really good.

  3. Alica August 28, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    Looks great! Sounds like a very satisfying weekend!

    • Teresa August 28, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

      Saturday was very productive. Hopefully, I can do it all again next weekend.

  4. Sharon Qualls August 28, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    That looks really good! You were busy this weekend! Cool old jar!

    • Teresa August 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

      I have several old jars that I have no idea where they came from, but they were so much more decorative than they make now.

  5. poeticinsights August 28, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    I’ll be over for that yummy pasta dinner you’ll be having 🙂

    • Teresa August 28, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

      We’ll certainly be eating well this winter! 🙂

  6. jen August 28, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

    Everything looks so great & will taste so good this winter 🙂

    • Teresa August 28, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

      It is nice having a taste of summer when it’s cold and snowy outside. Thanks for stopping.

  7. Jay from The Depp Effect August 29, 2011 at 6:23 am #

    Wow! That looks so good!

    I wanted to grow tomatoes this year for making sauce, and I planted a lot .. but then my Mum became ill and they didn’t get watered. They’re quite pathetic, still clinging onto life with a few reddening tomatoes on them, but I doubt I’ll get much worth eating.

    Oh well. Maybe next year!

    • Teresa August 29, 2011 at 6:24 am #

      Sorry to hear your mother has been ill. It’s been a rough year for my garden with the weather and insects.

  8. WolfSong August 29, 2011 at 8:06 am #

    It all looks so yummy! I love that old jar…some of my favorite jars are the old ones with character. I have a few like that. It amazes me how much they weigh compared to the newer ones. It’s quite the difference! Makes me look for jars every time I stop at a yard sales, because I wonder how long the new ones will last in comparison.

    • Teresa August 29, 2011 at 9:38 am #

      Some of those old ones are really thick! I have a couple of pint jars that are really short and square. Lots of character!

  9. shannon August 29, 2011 at 8:14 am #

    Raspberry yogurt sounds wonderful! You should share your recipe in a post sometime! I am here from the barn hop, have a great day!

    • Teresa August 29, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

      I did a post on making yogurt HERE, and I tell about adding fruit HERE.

  10. EG Wow, Canada August 29, 2011 at 8:30 am #

    Mmmm. I want to eat at YOUR house. 🙂

    • Teresa August 29, 2011 at 9:38 am #

      We will have a full pantry for lots of good eating!

  11. Monica August 29, 2011 at 8:39 am #

    That’s some pretty awesome spaghetti sauce! Great job! The horn worm got my tomatoes this summer…over night all 12 of my plants were destroyed!

    • Teresa August 29, 2011 at 9:39 am #

      What a shame! I’ve only seen a couple of buggy tomatoes, but my squash and pumpkins were totaled by the squash vine bores.

  12. Candy C. August 29, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    Nice looking spaghetti sauce! Yum! Yogurt for breakfast and spaghetti for supper, can’t beat that! 🙂

    • Teresa August 29, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

      I can make a whole meal out of the yogurt! I love that stuff.

  13. Mama Zen August 29, 2011 at 12:46 pm #


    • Teresa August 29, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

      Lots of good food around here this time of year. Thanks for stopping by!

  14. Gina August 29, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

    SO IMPRESSED! I have been wanting to learn to can for years! I really need to just get off my rear end & learn! So cool!

    • Teresa August 29, 2011 at 5:47 pm #

      I love the home canned food. There’s no comparison. It’s not too hard if you have a good recipe.

  15. kateri August 29, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    The pasta sauce looks so good–thick and rich. This has been a really bad year for tomatoes in my part of the country. I’ve canned exactly three quarts so far ( I usally do 50 to 75 quarts of tomatoes or tomato related products.)

    • Teresa August 29, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

      I’m usually done by this time of year. Ours are very late, but there are still a lot out there to ripen if we’d get some rain and no early frost. Seems like it’s been a bad gardening year in a lot of places.

  16. Jen C. August 31, 2011 at 2:46 am #

    Oh wow! That’s definitely a lot of spaghetti sauce and tomato juice! Mmm, but I can imagine that fresh, homemade sauce is a lot tastier than store bought brands 🙂

    • Teresa August 31, 2011 at 7:11 am #

      I really don’t like store brands anymore. I hope I’ll get to can some more this weekend.

  17. Heidi Gonzales September 1, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    Your spaghetti sauce looks marvelous. So does the tomato juice. I’d really enjoy reading about how you are going to freeze the left over tomatoes… Great job on the yogurt too.

    • Teresa September 1, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

      Thanks for stopping. I prepare the tomatoes for the spaghetti sauce~peel, core, and seed~measure them and throw them in a ziploc bag. Then when I get enough, I just thaw them out and make the sauce. If I’m making juice, I just wash and core. Then I freeze them.

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