Canning tomatoes makes me tired
We absolutely love our homemade pizza sauce, but it sure is a lot of work! :)
My mom came over today and brought 2-3 bushels of tomatoes from her garden. I had a few tomatoes from our garden as well, and we started making pizza sauce.
It was a long, busy day. Joshua helped for a while, and my mom was here for about 7 hours too. It's 11:20pm and my last canner of jars will be done in about 20 minutes! Yay! About an hour ago, I told Joshua "I think my 16-hour day is up." ;)
We ended up with 39 pints and 7 quarts of pizza sauce -- plus a little extra sauce in the fridge for some pizza tomorrow. Our homemade pizza sauce is just the way we like it -- slightly sweet and very flavorful.
I didn't take any pictures today, but I have some posts from previous years:
Here we are in 2006 doing up tomatoes. (Look at Eliyahu! He was a baby!!)
and pizza sauce and corn on the cob from last year -- 2007. :) We had corn on the cob for lunch today -- the very last from my mom's garden.
And while I did have a very full day, my mom spent 7 hours here helping us, and then went home to make supper and fill a dehydrator with plums from their trees. She's not some magical energetic superwoman, but when there is ripe food, my parents always make the time to preserve it. :) The work slows down in the winter, thankfully. :)