Tuesday, September 16, 2008

One Sure Fire Way To Enjoy Your Job....

Do projects all weekend.

First thing Saturday morning, I got up, picked a bucket full of tomatoes, and canned 11 jars of pizza sauce. I thought I took a picture, but by now we're ALL aware of what lots of cans of tomato-based food looks like. Really, really aware....

Andy painted our bedroom
and on Sunday I made these:
Pumpkin pickles. Is that just one of the strangest things you've heard of? I have no idea what they'll be like--there is vinegar involved but there's also sugar and spices--nor do I know what we'll do with them (give them as gifts and let everyone else figure it out?????). Since the only thing either of us has actually done with pumpkins is to carve faces on them, we're really branching out--pumpkin butter, baked pumpkin with different spices, but this is by far the oddest one yet. Whatever one does with pickled pumpkin, we have 8 pints of it.

It was a relief to return to work on Monday!

4 comments:

no-blog-rachel said...

Sounds almost chutney-like that might be good with chicken.

Boy you guys are industrious! (says she who has been completely slacking off all week because her son is visiting...)

Mandy said...

An amazing weekend! It should be interesting finding out what the Pumpkin Pickle is like. You must have a large store cupboard to keep all these home-made goodies in.

Georgi said...

Give the pumpkin pickles as Chrismas gifts or use them as hostess gifts when you go over to a freind's house. Create gift baskets with one of everything that you cave canned.

Ilix said...

Do you have a specific pizza sauce recipe? Sounds like a great way to use some tomatoes! All you need now is fresh pizza dough.

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