I'm so glad canning is becoming a popular thing again, maybe I'm just getting old enough to appreciate it now. Who knows? I love it though whatever the reasoning. I really like knowing what is in the food I'm feeding my family. I'm not a freak about it, but something fresh from the garden is better that something from the can any day.

I bought a 1/2 bushel of tomatoes from a local Amish veggie/fruit stand today and made a batch of salsa and a batch of spaghetti sauce. I still have plenty of tomatoes and plan to make some more salsa and maybe some soup tomorrow.

After talking to my mom I think I'd like to try and can some sweet corn also. To me store bought canned corn just doesn't taste as well as yummy corn on/off the cob. I'd also like to can some apple pie filling once apples are ready. I love me a yummy apple pie. Just call me Betty Crocker!'s the canned goods: {You know I had to make some cute labels too! :) }

Spaghetti Sauce


Cutie labels

I've got to admit, I feel like the spaghetti sauce was done fraudulently. It was a packet/mix thing that I just had to add the tomatoes to. I did spice it up a notch by adding a few of my own spices so I guess that makes it less fraudulent. Maybe? Right? I'll be sure to let you all know how they all taste.


Jules said...

That looks like pretty good sauce!

angie said...

Looks great. I just put up 8 jars of blackberry/marionberry freezer jam. I love the feeling of seeing your nice food in jars......and know that YOU made the contents.

Anonymous said...

I don't think there is anything fraudulant about the made it!! Sounds like fun..wish I lived closer to you!!