Friday, September 09, 2011

This weekend's goals

I love this time of the year but at the same time there never seems to be enough time to get everything done. I find I do better if I set goals for myself.

This weekend - canning apples and tomatoes.

The apple tree is LOADED! And I mean LOADED! Did I mention that my tree has a ton of apples this year? My son's favorite is my apple pie filling so I will do some of that - I still have applesauce from last year so maybe not so much of that. I will probably throw some on the dehydrator as well. I've made a couple of pies, but this time of year you really can't make too many apple pies. If I had a press I would make juice.

I also have more tomatoes ready to can. Last week I did sauce so this week I am going to can diced tomatoes.

It will be another busy weekend - I'll be sure to post the results.

5 comments:

RandomGardener said...

What variety of apples do you have? I've got enough apples too! Haven't picked them all yet:)

Kathi said...

You know I'm not sure what kind they are. The tree was already here when we bought the house - although it was a young tree that hadn't produced yet. I think maybe they are Cortland. I'll take a picture of them and maybe someone can help me identify them.

humble gardener said...

It's so wonderful that you have your own tree. We go to the orchard each year. Apple dumpings are always my favorite!

Sissy said...

I wish I knew how to can!
You always have such a variety of food...

Kathi said...

Canning isn't difficult at all Sissy - I have step by step instructions - you can't go wrong if you follow them - and I always watch my comments if you have any questions.