Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Busy day canning and freezing

Yesterday there weren't enough hours in the day.

Maybe that is why this post isn't happening until today.

We left home about 9:00 and headed for town. I first stopped and picked up flowers for my friend Giggles and Bits. I dropped the blacksmith off at the barber shop. I then went to pick up my tickets from Giggles and Bits for tomorrow nights production of Men of the Club. Of course, I gave her flowers for her kind gift.

It was then on to the Mennonite grocery store, Mel's for breakfast/lunch, Aldi's, Hobby Lobby (yes I did get him inside there), Wal-Mart, and finally Menard's. (They had pint canning jars for $5.99, lids and bands included).

Last week my brother and SIL came for dinner. They went "yuck", when the blacksmith asked for his usual tea and lemonade drink for dinner. We explained to them that it was a drink made famous by Arnold Palmer years ago.

Look what we found a Wallyworld yesterday. Now here's your proof Bob, we weren't dreaming, or making the sh_ _ up! LOL

Here's the half bushel of peaches we bought at the Mennonite store for $12.00. They are so juicy and sweet, like a taste of heaven.

I then froze 4 quart bags by adding fruit fresh and sugar. So there will be 4 pies. I made 3 1/2 pints of peach jam, and canned 7 pints of fruit. I even had about 12 peaches left for eating fresh.

It was about 5:00 pm, when I realized that we had tomatoes that had to be worked up. So as my pizza dough for dinner was raising, I cut up the tomatoes and got them cooking.
The end result was 5 and one half quarts of homemade tomato soup. The blacksmith finally took the jars out of the pressure canner about 11:00PM.

So it was a very long but productive day!


Annie Jones said...

Sounds like a busy, great day!

I can get Shane into Hobby Lobby, too. He doesn't rush me, either, but I still feel rushed when he's with me. I think it's a trade off so I'll go to Home Depot with him. :)

I, too, like 1/2 tea, 1/2 lemonade sometimes. Not yuck at all.

katie said...

You had an amazingly productive day. How wonderful, wish I had some of that energy.
Never have heard of tea and lemonade together, but I am keeping my eye out for it.

Donna S. said...

Oh, I would love to have a jar of each please!! Wish I knew how to do that stuff!!

Rural Rambler said...

Patti, we drink our tea with a good dose of lemonade and we also drink it with a couple of spoonfuls of Tang.

Mel's sounds like a great break from your hectic day and I am bettin' your pizza was wonderful.

Flat Creek Farm said...

wow, I feel lazy after reading all that.. lol. I still can't get my 'garden pickles' made.. and they're only fridge pickles! Great job on your productive day. I'm jealous about your HobLob trip and Menards. Love them both! -Tammy

Sara said...

You are a canning goddess--that's great!! Love peaches and so does my son! Thanks for stopping by my blog for the Fall Into Fall Giveaway!