I finished canning all the rest of our tomatoes by making another big batch of Spaghetti Sauce. I saved just enough to eat fresh for a few more weeks then that will be it for the tomatoes. It's always so sad to see the end of our tomato harvest. But we really can't complain because all our tomatoes ripened before it got too cold and I was able to do all the canning I needed to do with what we grew.....That's a first for us! We usually get a few bushels from extended family or gardening friends because we just couldn't produce enough on our own.
I think practice, adding good compost and growing our tomatoes like shown here is making a huge difference. Oh and LOTS of praying over the garden! ;)
All that's left in the garden are a few heads of cabbage that we are quickly using up. Some chard that we have been loving putting in soups and other dishes like stuffed squash. (recipe coming!) And then there is our carrots and beets. I will probably make some carrot butter with some carrots and save the rest for easting fresh. I am planning on freezing and pickling the beets.
It's so fun to see all our jars full of yummy food and our shelves nearly full would you like to see my shelves of canned foods in my food storage room?!
It's so fun to see the shelves fill up with yummy homemade food that we can enjoy all year long! If you would like to know what other things we like to keep in our food storage you can get my FREE food storage ebook when you sign up for my short and infrequent newsletter.
The girls and I enjoyed some girl time together......Charly was super excited to watch "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" since she had recently read the book. We watched the old movie together she thought it was lots of fun and decided to read the book again the next day......such a fun little girl!
My Weekly Meal Plan
Creamy Cauliflower Sandwiches
Dinner in a Pumpkin (we are actually going to try some sort of coconut curry soup in a pumpkin this year but the recipe is still in my head and we are not sure yet how it will taste. ;) We are thinking of making some doughnuts too probably ones similar to these but different ;) I haven't decided yet.
Mountain Rose Herbs is where I get all my bulk herbs that I haven't grown myself, along with other oils, beeswax, jars and things to make my herbal remedies! Don't forget to buy dried elderberries while you are there so you can make