Our Strawberries just keep on coming......thank you Everbearing Strawberries :)
Jake let me borrow his stove and pan so we could make some delicious freezer jam :)
You'll need strawberries, lemon juice, sugar, pectin and containers. I used a mixture of glass and plastic. Gotta have the glass sometimes for that cute factor. Just follow the directions on the box for your favorite freezer jam.
This cute little strawberry carton is from Bake it Pretty....love that place!
So delicious.....hello toast :) I'm quite a fan of toast. YUM!
In about 30 minutes you'll have a freezer full of these pretty ones......
Guess it's time for Salsa when I can't shut the veggie drawer in the fridge :)
Just gather up a few of your favorite things and let's make Salsa.
My Favorite Homemade Salsa
14 quarts tomatoes, cut-up 13 garlic cloves 6 cups onions 4 cups green and red bell peppers 7 jalapenos 2 cans green chilies, diced 6 cups variety Serrano and Anaheim chili peppers 5 TB salt 1 TB pepper 1 cup vinegar
Prepare all of your veggies, I like to use a food processor. Please remember to wear gloves when handling the hot chili peppers, this will not come off your hands for hours and is very painful. I remove almost all of the seeds from my peppers, for a mild flavor. You can add as many as you want for mild, medium or hot Salsa :)
You're probably wondering why the 2 cans of green chilies? I'm not sure, but I'd never change a thing.
Add your tomatoes to a huge pot and cook until tomatoes stop foaming. Did you know.......8 quarts of tomatoes equal about 48 large tomatoes? Yep, you're going to need a lot of tomatoes.
Sometimes we use our fresh canned tomatoes, just remember to use a little less salt.
Add vegetables, salt, pepper and vinegar and cook until tender. Pour in pint jars and process in 45 minute water bath. Make sure jars have all sealed.......
I am in love with these labels. I used them last year too.....they are keepers. You can find them over at Sonoma Garden. Such a beautiful garden and wonderful blog!
It was that time again......clean and straighten our little pantry. I thought this would only take a few minutes but it ended up being a couple of hours. So glad I can find everything now, and for some reason it makes me smile.
The very tippy top shelf has our snow cone machine, shake machine and baking decorations in pretty little see-thru jars. I always forget I have those fun umbrellas for slushies or Santa cake toppers at Christmastime, thankfully now in view.
The baking aisle, my favorite shelf! You already knew that didn't you? I even put my funky kitchen fruit magnets on display :)
More baking supplies with old cookbooks and measuring spoons. Dan thinks it's funny that I labeled one of the jars, "Morsels", for some reason this cracks him up.....not sure what's so funny :)
The breakfast shelf has all of our cereals, honey, syrup, cocoa and drink mixes. To the right a bit is the dessert section with ice cream cones, toppings and syrups for our snow cones.
Hang pretty aprons from the door......a little chair for when I can't reach. (Jake is only letting me borrow this for the photo).
I lined some of the shelves with a blue and white country print.
Lots of pasta......we love Italian :) Hey who put that pie in there? It's cute though :)
Here is the movie night section. Popcorn cups that I picked up at Target, popcorn and snacks.
the very bottom shelf stores our paper products, bags, etc.......not quite as pretty, but it's organized!
I think this would be a good weekend to make cookies :)