Well the time has come to deal with the bounty. And I DO mean bounty.
Here's what my dining room table (with the center leaf in) & kitchen counter look like:
These are from the first part of the week.
It's the middle of the night and I just flash froze a few more large red cherry heirlooms too:
Mrs. Reaganite advised me that you don't have to core out Large red cherries since they can be eaten whole. Good to hear! That'll save a little time.
I'm telling you, I must have about 40lbs of tomatoes on my table. Our game plan for tomorrow is to make another 9 pints of salsa to go with the six we have put back (plus one in the fridge and the six we've given away), and then we start processing the tomatoes for quart jars. I've run a case of them through the dishwasher and that will just get us started I suspect. The crazy thing is, we'll have more to pick tomorrow.
Any ideas on the best way can tomatoes? Leave me a comment and let me know.
Ah, I'll be missing all this harvesting and work in the dead of winter though, so lets soak it up while we can ;-)
Hunkered down in Tomatoville,