Next on the agenda for Tuesday night was my first experience with canning. I have two recipes that I am using to make some green tomato salsa. I made the first recipe Tuesday night and am going to make the second one this weekend. The one that I am going to make this weekend actually sounds better than the one that I made last night. The 2nd recipe was recommend by Food Snobbery is my Hobbery, which sounds awesome! I have a feeling that the 2nd recipe will be the winner, but I will let you know after the taste test has been done over the weekend. I'll then share the recipes with you or at least the winning recipe. :o) I also want to say thank you to The Kuntrageous Vegan for recommending that I check out Food Snobbery is my Hobbery for some canning recipes.
I ordered a 5 piece home canning kit and porcelain water-bath canner with a rack from Amazon.com yesterday to make my canning easier. I am hoping that they will be in before the weekend. I had to use my stock pot to sterilize the jars and to process them after I had filled them with the salsa. I then had to use regular tongs to put the jars in and get them out of the boiling water. That was very interesting, but it was a success. I do believe that there will be a lot more canning done in my future. I actually had fun doing it, but let me say that I could not have done it with out my husband. He chopped all the tomatoes up while I chopped the onions and peppers. He's just sweet like that! :o)