Saturday, October 8, 2011

what's cooking in my kitchen

 I caved and bought some tomatoes. The temptation to make homemade V8 juice was too great. I only had to buy half the tomatoes because I had some given to me and I still had a few of my own home grown tomatoes. I decided that I would give it a whirl. Turned out good too, the kiddos and I thought. Matthew needs to try it. I didn't put in all the sugar it called for either, lesson learned from the tomato juice. The flavor is wonderful, rich, not too salty and not too sweet! I found a few different recipes for it online, and went with the one that would make 10 quarts in a batch (I only got 7, but close enough). I have enough juice to make Pasta e Fagoli six times this winter! That is exciting for me. I know I'm a dork, but it's still exciting! I'll let you know how it turns out. I've shared pictures and the recipe for that before, so I'll just show you and tell you how it tastes!

the veggies, yes I know there is only 7 there. I think the seasoning counts as the rest...unless I forgot one! ha

all cut up and in the pan with all the seasonings and spices!

all cooked and ready for the sieve!

going through the sieve

here it is all juiced and ready to go!

I don't have a "juicer" to run the veggies though, just the above sieve, so it's got a texture to it, but doesn't V8 juice anyways?

all I need is to can it and then store it!! the color is great too!
There you have it! I can't wait to try some soup!
Have a great weekend all!!

1 comment:

  1. That looks great. I can see it bubbling while a January storm rages.