Sunday, September 2, 2012

totally normal girl canning

The subject of this post is actually a total lie! I still feel like such a super talented amazing grown up with my recent spat of big girl canning projects. Perhaps with a few more canning projects under my belt I'll finally feel as though using a proper water bath and sealing up jars is "totally normal girl canning" but until then I'll continue to revel in my feeling of happy, superior success!

This week I very successfully canned four pints of tomatoes. I got a pretty good deal on some locally grown tomatoes so I went ahead and bought enough of them that I felt an intense urgency to do something with them before they all went bad.

 I don't really know what I'm going to make with these home canned tomatoes that I couldn't make with store bought canned tomatoes, but while canning I recalled a memory of my grandfather insisting that he simply could not make his favorite goulash without a quart of home canned tomatoes. He said that store bought canned tomatoes did not give his favorite dish the proper flavor. That memory has always instilled in me the idea that home canned tomatoes are naturally far better than any other canned tomatoes. Whether that is true or not, who knows! I guess I'll find out this fall when I use these happy little jars of tomatoes.


Lunette Gleason Fleming said...

Well, I know one thing you can make with your home canned tomatoes, Grandpa's goulash, but you will have to add a few ingredients like onion and green bell pepper because I don't think your grandmother ever canned tomatoes without making them into "stewed tomatoes". Look in the "Blue Book" to see what else Grandmother put in her stewed tomatoes.

Lynnea said...

Oh, is that why grandpa had to have the home canned tomatoes instead of the store bought ones! well, perhaps I shall make grandpa's goulash. it sure does sound good.

KirkK said...

Man, you've been canning like crazy Lynnea! Are you going into business sometime soon????? ;o)

Lynnea said...

Ha! going into canning business would be fun but I guess I'm really too lazy to take on such a huge task =) it's all pretty delicious stuff though!