September – Tomato Soup

It’s been an okay year for my tomatoes – not great – but okay. We’ve had plenty of fresh Big Beef tomatoes for bacon/tomato sandwiches and enough Amish Paste tomatoes to can enough sauce to get us through the winter. But, with only a few tomatoes each day or so, it makes it hard to get enough at one time for a big batch of canning. The other day I stopped at the local farm for some fresh corn.  Sitting there, right in front of the corn, calling my name – was a 30 pound box of tomatoes – for $3.50. I mean – you just can’t pass that up! I was so excited, I forgot to get the corn.

I hurried home, ran the tomatoes through my strainer contraption and simmered the juice for hours and hours. We ended up with 12 pints of tomato soup and ate one jar that night with grilled cheese sandwiches — because I couldn’t wait to try it. The others got canned for a cold winter’s night. I’m dreading winter – but I’m looking forward to more of that tomato soup.

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A stock pot full of tomato soup!
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Just waiting for the first snow storm.

2 thoughts on “September – Tomato Soup

  1. You crack me up, lol! Where the heck do you get your energy from? (Or, from where do you get your energy, sorry to end with a preposition)
    The soup looks yummy and I too enjoy a bowl of tomato soup (and maybe with a bit of orzo or rice in it) with grilled cheese😊

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