Monday, August 31, 2009

Corn fritters & canned tomatoes

Friday night, S and I went to the cottage. The first time I've been there in almost a month. It was so relaxing. I made corn fritters. (Recipe found on Duyvken's blog here.) S kept remarking on how sweet the fritters were. I used no sugar, just wonderful Michigan sweet corn. They were yummy and will have to be made again soon.

Saturday, I canned tomatoes. I got 10 quarts of chunky tomatoes for S, and 4 quarts + 16 pints of tomato juice for me (which I plan to use in chili).

Sunday I worked 7 hours, then came home and canned 1 quart + 6 pints of Bloody Mary mix! I'm going to test one of the jars within the next couple of weeks. My plan is to give them as gifts - along with a small bottle of vodka and a jar of pickles (even though I prefer celery in my Bloody Marys - but pickles are more convenient to give since I'm not canning them). So here's hoping that the mix turns out well!


Duyvken said...

I'm glad you liked them, we're having them again tonight. The bloodu mary mix is genius!

ree said...

Wow! That's some talent there. Had I known I would have had you come get some of the tomatoes I had.

jay said...

Wow, how industrious you are!! I'd be crippled after canning that lot! Well done!

Red Hamster said...

Hi Tuli,

I was going to chide you about not making my lavender scones with those lonely lavender bushes of yours, but I just read your latest post. Good heavens - you can "can"! I've never been up to trying canning, and I admire anyone who does it.

And using fresh garden tomatoes to make your own Bloody Mary mix - that makes your Bloody Mary's practically a health drink. I'm sure those long Michigan winters will call for lots of liquid Vitamin C in the form of a Bloody Mary!

Badger said...

Sounds like a busy but productive weekend! My mom always canned and it seemed like SO MUCH WORK. I have never tried it, but I've made her and Dad promise they'll give me first dibs if they ever decide to sell their canning equipment. Then I'll HAVE to use it!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Wow, hon. You were busy!

And? I swear I'm going to get your "prize package" out to you. I'm such a procrastinator and I haven't forgotten! Promise!