Monday, August 17, 2009

Canning Tomatoes Part 1.1

The good news is that I found the equipment. The bad news is that it was (not really) hidden in a box of rings and lids that I had not only looked through to get lids, but looked through a LOT. Apparently I was only looking for lids, not other equipment.
Apparently, this is my brain:

This is my brain on motherhood: Sheesh. It was all there, hiding like some diabolical I Spy Book layout or a twisted Where's Waldo. Sooo, today should have been the day for canning, but it was moving day for my folks. The truck came and unloaded and so I was in and out of the two houses all day, helping out, watching kids, directing traffic, running errands plus doing all the usual mom stuff for my own family. Tomorrow I have to can the tomatoes because today I picked another 5 pounds of the things and I don't want to lose any. So, on Tuesday, early to the stove it is since it is not a running day.

Apparently, it is a really good thing that this is a hobby thing for me and that my family is not actually depending on my ability to reliably preserve vegetables.

PS, in case you're too young to understand my brain-egg analogy, here is where it came from.

8 comments:

  1. Oh Kellie, I wouldn't know a piece of canning equipment from a breadmaker. Two (of many) kitchen accouterments that my lack of homemaker skills just don't utilize. :)

    Your egg is AWESOME-- cracked me up!

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  2. you crack me up!!! :-) I love you're egg. I do that ALL the time.. gotta love mommy brain. Can't wait for the Tomato post

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  3. WAHOO!! I am so glad you found them! Much more satisfying then buying new stuff and THEN finding the old stuff amongst your things :)

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  4. I'm so happy for you that you found your goods. And I do quite love the eggs.

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  5. The eggs are so funny!! So glad you found the canning gadgets!!

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  6. What? WHO is too young to understand the egg analogy? Don't they still use it in school? Ok, maybe not. Sad.

    Sadly, I don't attempt. Once I froze some peaches I picked. That's about as far as it's gone. Sad again.

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  7. we only had enough tomatoes at once to make a large batch of pizza sauce -- which i didn't can but froze in pizza-sized amounts. i hope it works....

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  8. LOVE the egg analogy! SO TRUE for me as well!!

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