A Tomato Filled Day

14 Sep

I started this morning by picking my garden and my mom’s garden bright and early.  After washing tomatoes, this is what I started with.

tomatoes in sink

Then I dipped and peeled and cut and seed and drained.  I made spaghetti sauce.

canning spaghetti sauce

I also made salsa.

cooking tomatoes down

I got 12 pints of salsa.

canned salsa

The 8 pints of spaghetti sauce are still in the canner.

bucket of tomatoes

This is what I still have left (and some still sitting on my counter).  We’ll see how ambitious I am tomorrow.

All photos are SOOC and Farmgirl Friday.

21 Responses to “A Tomato Filled Day”

  1. TexWisGirl September 14, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    wow! lots of tomatoes! yum on the spag. sauce!

    • Teresa September 14, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

      It is so worth the work when I get to open them this winter, but I’ll be glad when I get the last of it out of the canner tonight!

  2. Mary Ann September 14, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    Teresa, those look gorgeous and I bet you are pooped!

    • Teresa September 14, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

      I am definitely getting tired. They might be late, but they are really good tomatoes!

  3. Alica September 14, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    You sure got a lot of tomatoes! That dry weather must have been good for something! 🙂 I love hearing the jar lids pop when they come out of the canner.

    • Teresa September 14, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

      I love listening to them seal! I think the long garden hose from the well had a lot to do with the tomatoes producing a lot. 🙂

  4. S. J. Qualls September 14, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

    Looks beautiful! I’ll bet you sleep like a log tonight. I do hope you don’t have ‘tomato’ dreams!

    • Teresa September 14, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

      I’m sure I’ll sleep well! I might be seeing those tomatoes in my dreams.

  5. makeupladyks@aol.com September 14, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    Wow — I wish I lived there and could buy one of each !!!! Yum

    • Teresa September 14, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

      Maybe someday, I’ll actually be able to sell these types of items, but I am not licensed to do so right now. I’d just have to give you a jar out of the kindness of my heart. 😉

  6. featherbeefarm September 14, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

    That looks like my kitchen today. Today was my second large batch of pasta sauce. I don’t feel like doing anymore salsa, so I think I’m just going to do some stewed tomatoes with the rest. They were bountiful this year!

    • Teresa September 15, 2013 at 7:21 am #

      I am debating on whether or not to do more salsa. I’m sure it’s a good feeling to be done with the sauces. They are a lot of work!

      • featherbeefarm September 15, 2013 at 9:50 am #

        Yes, they are, but totally worth it ;-).

  7. Lavender Dreams September 15, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    When we had a big garden, I always made salsa at the end of the summer with all of the tomatoes and peppers…and onions! It sounds amazing! Where are the chips? heehee!

    • Teresa September 15, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

      I had actually run out of salsa, so I had to get some chips and make sure it was up to my normal high standards. 🙂

  8. Pat September 15, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

    You’ll be enjoying the results of all that effort for quite a while.

    • Teresa September 15, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

      We certainly will!

  9. Linda R September 17, 2013 at 9:00 am #

    Now that a lot of tomatoes. boy does that sauce look yummy..


    • Teresa September 17, 2013 at 9:18 am #

      Thanks, Linda. It will certainly be enjoyed this winter!

  10. Veralynne September 23, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    I remember when I was young and visited my grandmother in KY. I would help with the canning in the summer….Her basement was alive with color afterwards! Miss those days. I don’t have the room to do any canning now. But love to see yours! And there is NOTHING like a REAL garden grown tomato!

    • Teresa September 23, 2013 at 10:02 am #

      I love seeing the pantry fill with all those jars of goodness!

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