Saturday, August 30, 2008

<<<<<< We got Salsa ! >>>>>>

DH and I made salsa Thursday night , we had 7 qts and 1 pt. We also canned 3 qts of tomato juice from the tomatoes that we squeezed out to make the salsa.. There was 1 qt of whole tomatoes , that were leftover , so they we canned them too.
I was going to make tomato -basil sauce with the other tomatoes we had left. I harvested the best of my basil leaves , washed them and put in them in a paper towel to dry. I left them on the kitchen table and they got threw away by accident during the salsa making. Guess I'll make spaghetti sauce , since I won't need as much basil.
I still have jalapenos that need to be preserved . I'm planning to make stuffed jalapenos to freeze and will probably can a few more jars of pickled rings. After hours in the kitchen Thursday night , I rested last night but tonight we'll be back at it again. I can't work with peppers while I have the Grands , so we have to do it at night.
I'm thrilled to have salsa made , didn't think I was going to get to make any this season. It's so expensive at the grocery store , I hate paying those prices.

I've almost got the bedroom decluttered , have one more corner and the closet to do. I have got all the clothes that were stacked up , sorted and removed. It looks and feels so much better.

Hope you're having a great weekend.
~ Blessings ~


Lib said...

Hi Joyceann,
Looks yummy!
How do you make your stuffed peppers to freeze? I Love them but haven't figured out the coating. I Love Sonic's Chedd R Peppers.
Have a great day!

JoyceAnn said...

Lib , I just deseed the jalapenos , I'm blanching these since I don't know were they came from. They were gave to my daughter. I usually wash and deseed and stuff the peppers from my garden. I stuff mine with cream cheese and freeze on trays , then bag or put in containers , this way they don't stick together. When I'm ready to bake , I let them thaw , cut bacon slices in half and wrap each pepper with one , then bake. Sometimes I add crushed pineapple on top of them too.
I've never had Sonic's stuffed jalapenos , but you could mix some cheddar cheese with the cream cheese and stuff.

~ Blessings ~

Lib said...

Thanks!I'll have to try this recipe.YUMO!
Have agood wk.end!

Carolyn said...

I want to try and make salsa this year too!

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