October 21, 2010



Our house or I should say MY kitchen
has been covered in bowls, bags, boxes
and just about anything else that DH
could find with green tomatoes.

You see, cold weather has arrived
and while DH was digging up the
garden he found 'green tomatoes'.
Lots of them!  DH just didn't have
the heart to throw them away ...
since he raised them from little seeds,
 he can't seem to part with them!!!

That's where I come in ...reluctantly

The first batch ...my kitchen sink is overflowing!
This was Day One and about four hours of work!

This was Day Two, and again about 
four hours of work!!


Eight Quarts and Twenty Pints
(One pint is already in the fridge and half gone!)

What I don't do for that man!!!

14 cups chopped green tomatoes 
(no need to peal or seed, just core and put in food processor)
2 large green bell peppers, chopped
3 large onions, chopped
3 to 5 (or more) clove garlic, chopped
1/2 cup lemon or lime juice
1/2 jar jalapeno peppers, chopped
(I use a jar of peppers instead of fresh,
don't want to have to cut fresh Jalapeno's!) 

Add all of the above to a large pot and
bring to a boil. After the pot starts to
boil ...add

1 bunch cilantro
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. pepper
4 tsp. cumin powder
2 tsp. oregano

Simmer for 5 minutes.
Ladle hot mixture into prepared
canning jars and process for
15 minutes.
(Since I live in Utah where the
elevation is higher. I process
my jars for 35 minutes.)

Remove from water bath,
let cool making sure that
all seal's are tight.
There should be no pop on the top 
when you poke it with your finger!

Cool,  store, and
enjoy with chips, nacho's, in soup's or

but, not to hot!!! 

Oh, and you might be asking ...
what about the 'RED' tomatoes?
Didn't you have to spend time
canning those?
The answer is one, big, fat ...

This year we tried something
new! We froze them!
Very easy and less time consuming!
Wash tomatoes, core and place on
a flat pan and place in freezer.
Once frozen 
remove from pan and
place in airtight plastic bags and
store in freezer.
When you are ready to use
a few, remove from freezer,
thaw and use in soup's, sauces
or casseroles.
(The skin will just come off once thawed).

1 comment:

Thank you for stopping by and
having a cup of tea with me!