I would say that I worked my butt off this weekend, but, alas, as I look behind me, it’s still there. But not for lack of trying.
Friday night we went out to one of our favorite places (India Palace) for dinner–that has nothing to do with this post, except it was awesome. And we haven’t had a night out, just the two of us, in a while. So it was really great. Also I didn’t actually start any canning until Saturday, because I was busy having a good time on Friday.
But Saturday, I got myself in gear early–we got up at 6:00 to go out to “our farm,” Bluebird Gardens, and pick corn. Twenty dozen ears–10 for my sister and 10 for us. Then, back at home, Trevor shucked corn while I canned.
This continued on well into Sunday evening–I think we finally emptied out the canner at about 6:30 last night.
But oh, the canned goods.
I made four quarts of Peach Salsa, 10 half-pints of Carrot Cake Jam, 7 half-pints of Curry Raisin Jam (this is a new one–inspired by our Friday night Indian food, I think), 5 quarts of regular (tomato) salsa, 10 pints of Homestyle Corn Relish (also a new one for me), and 3 half-pints of Sweet Red Pepper Relish. I’m using every available horizontal space in the kitchen to hold the jars until we have the time to schlep them all downstairs (probably this evening).
I also blanched and froze 7 2-cup bags of green beans.
Whew! Thank goodness it’s Monday and I can get back to work and get some rest.
Tonight, we get to clean the kitchen.