Della is getting goofy in the last days of her pregnancy. Now she wants to be called Dellacroix, thinking she is Cajun or something… , but you don’t argue with bossy!! She heard we watched the Green Mile the other night, so she thinks the title meant something to do with pasture or grass! But, the weirdest thing was, she wants me to play John Coffey and suck up all the flies! Is this my cow or what????
I think if she had worn a bra when she was younger, she wouldn’t have this problem.
Here’s the extreme canning from yesterday, which now is an on-going process.
Green beans, I wish they would stay this color, instead of changing to olive drab.
I didn’t quite have enough beans to fill the canner, so I canned a few pints of chicken broth at the same time. The processing time was the same, so I saved a little money here. I usually use up the broth that I make every week, but it is catching up with me, so I canned some for storage.
Roasting tomatoes, with onions, garlic and basil. I saved all the onion ends from pickle making and added them to the roasting pans.
We’ll run this through the food mill and then it will become the base for salsa or ketchup. If I’m pressed for time, I will just reduce it in the crockpot and can it for tomato sauce.
We love the taste of roasted tomatoes, it sweetens them a bit, and adds flavor to every recipe I use tomatoes in.
This broccoli and cauliflower will go in the freezer after blanching.
It ‘s been a busy canning weekend, with applesauce too. All the waiting is over, now the work is beginning.
I’ll be guest posting about greenhouse growing over at Women Not Dabbling in Normal tomorrow, so if you haven’t been there yet, check out this blog, it’s very good.