Saturday, September 17, 2011

what a week!

This week has been so crazy busy for me. I lived in my kitchen. Just about all day everyday I was there. Not kidding here either.
I harvested some carrots from our garden and got a bushel of them. This is just a nice picture. We had tons of them that were this size too. Makes it real easy to peel and cut them up. Not to mention it fills up a jar real quick. One of my SIL's came over two afternoons to help me get them done too. That was such a blessing for me. Makes the work go so much faster to have someone to chat and giggle with. The kiddos and hers played together outside. I still have more carrots to harvest... not today though. She also brought over her canner so we had 2 going at once! Yay!! Makes things go faster too!

  I was given some tomatoes and cucumbers that needed to be processed. Made the cucumbers into pickles. Garlic Dill, like the last batch. Perfect size for them too. The tomatoes I just canned for stewed tomatoes. I was going to turn them into ketchup, but didn't have all the ingredients to make it. But I now do, so I'll be making some soon with some tomatoes from our garden. So that will be coming next week! Can't wait to try it!

And then I was given some apples, lots of apples. I think they are Macoon. Not Mac's. They are really good. I turned them all into applesauce. We are going to get some different apples and I thought I might try just canning apple slices, (like pears) and seeing how they are, and freezing some too for pies! Yummy!! My Man loves apple pie it's his favorite!  I had two big boxes and a smaller crate full of apples. They are time consuming, but worth it.

cooking in my big roaster pan...

all cooked and in the mill to be turned into applesauce...

goodness comes down into the front and all the seeds and peelings go out the side. what a great tool to have!
That has been my week and why there are so few posts from me this week! Not to mention we are in full home school gear too! Have a great weekend all!

1 comment:

  1. You always make me so hungry every time I stop by! What a great use of gifted food!! It all looks so delicious! - Kelly's Adv in KY.