Sunday, July 29, 2012

Canning Camp: Day 3

Are you ready to be inundated with Canning Camp posts? I hope so. Because I'm ready to recap.

Day 3 was very relaxed this year.  We finished well before dinner, got everything packed into boxes, and sat on the porch to enjoy a summer thunderstorm.  We deserved the peace and quiet though. Laurel and I brought over 1000 tomatoes to Kentucky and left Aunt Jane with 16. Where did they all go?

We canned 275 jars worth of tomato juice, tomato slurry, pizza sauce, ripe tomato catsup, tomato salsa, and spaghetti sauce. That's over 33 gallons of product.

Day 3 included much canning success.

And just a little bit of canning failure. (If you're looking for a summer job next year, can I interest you in being our dishwasher? You will have lots of job security.)

We had to squeeze in time to make a pie. 

I feel so blessed to be a part of this family! Isn't there a saying, "A family that cans together stays together?" 


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    1. Yes, we made catsup! I just called it "ripe tomato catsup". In fact, we made two different kinds, one spicier. It was an accident, but I think it might be a happy one.

  2. Oh...I see that now, ha. My brain must have skipped over "ripe tomato catsup" when I was reading. :)