For our very first Home Ec class of our new school year, Olivia, Julie, and I canned tomatoes. This was my first time to can anything! I asked several people and also researched online how to do it, and everyone told me a little bit differently. So, I combined everyone's advice, and we got it done!
The box of tomatoes my neighbor dropped off on my front porch.
Tomatoes spread out in the laundry room to ripen a little bit.
Olivia, working hard at the stove. I think this was taken during the "boil the chopped tomatoes for 5 minutes" phase. I am not sure. We were up to our ears in tomatoes!
Tomatoes, cooking away!
Doesn't that look yummy?
Julie, taking her turn with the stirring.
The finished product!
I proudly put these canned tomatoes on display in my kitchen. They are resting on a high shelf--above my cookbooks--so we can all admire them whenever we are in the kitchen.