It's been a busy week. The corn turned out to be 7 quarts and 12 pints of goodness.
Yesterday, I spent all day canning green beans (again) --14 quarts, and tomatoes (whole) 14 quarts.
Tomatoes taking the bulk of the day, of course, because peeling them is such an ordeal. lol We trimmed and snapped the beans the night before watching a movie, so all I had to do with those was wash and can. So, except for a big bowl of peaches, all fresh produce is currently still outside in the garden. lol
We also sliced and dried a bunch of the peaches from our trees...wound up with 2 nice quart bags full of dried fruit. I suspect that big bowl sitting on the counter will be next. I don't see all those getting eaten before they become a fruit fly incubator.
I think tomorrow is going to be a vegetable broth making kind of day, as I have lots of odds and ends that are on the verge... I am so very grateful to be having a day off today from having to can anything. My knee is killing me. I stand on a thick rubber mat too...but when you're working at the sink for hours on end, nothing much helps. lol
First thing tomorrow, I will go out and visit the tomatoes and green beans again. But not tonight. Tonight I am getting ready to fix a pan of Tex Mex Millet (a recipe that we like even better than Spanish Rice), some canned pintos embellished with onions and spices, and some [cat] fish tacos. And we will watch a movie and put our feet up and relax until bedtime. Then tomorrow, it will be another week. And we'll start all over again. It's been a good week, albeit busy. My pantries are starting to fill up again and I'm scratching my head about where to put this latest canning haul. Rearrange some shelves and make room. I already have some things stacked dangerously high, lol--but I don't live in earthquake country anymore, so I'm not too worried.
I did make a terrible mess the other day, when I knocked a jar of my blackberry lemonade concentrate off the shelf and broke the jar and soaked the carpet. OMG...
I was out for a bit this morning and am glad to be back home. I twisted my knee getting in my car somehow after leaving my friends at the coffee house. I sat on the couch for a couple of hours with ice on it. It really hurts. I now have some pain patches on it,. but can't put a lot of weight on it still. Sigh...
On a bright note, the old blood pressure is staying pretty constant, down in the good range. So...at least there's that.
Getting close to time to start supper. So, off I go. Hope your Sunday has been a good one !