Yes I Can
Last week I posted about how I was going to make some stuff to can over the weekend. Well, I was somewhat successful. I wasn't able to get any green tomatoes which I needed for my Green Tomato Chow Chow, but I did get about 50 lbs of red ones. Several hours of chopping, peeling, cleaning, cooking and canning later, I've got about 15 pints of various tomato things.
The problem now is that I have about 25 lbs of tomatoes left and I'm kind of over it for this season. I won't let them go to waste, but I'm not looking forward to round two. I love consuming this home cooked, home canned food, but there's a lot of work that goes into anything that involves peeling tomatoes.
I still think it's important to not let these old school methods die out or associate them with "Doomsday Preppers". When I was growing up, many members of my family got the bulk of their food from their own garden. They weren't "prepping" for anything, it was just part of life. Why spend money at the store when you can get a better product at home?
My plan for the remaining produce should make things a little easier. In short, it's time my 10 year old daughter learns how to peel tomatoes.