It looks like work to me….Hubby brought me home 2 bushel of tomatoes to can, he got a good deal $15 for all of them. I told him I didn’t really have time to can right now but he offered to help so I guess we will be making spaghetti sauce and crushed tomatoes this week. It goes fast with one washing the tomatoes and the other person juicing. We can do it all in about an hour but then the real work begins. Simmering sauce for hours and filling jars.
I still do my tomatoes the old fashioned way by canning them in the oven. I know, I know the experts (whoever they are) say this method is not safe but I have been doing it this way for 20 years and haven’t killed off a family member yet with my tomatoes. It’s so easy and you can do a whole oven full of jars at one time.
You fill your jars with the tomatoes and put them all in your oven, turn the oven on to 250-300 (depending on how hot your oven is), once it’s preheated turn the oven off and let the jars remain in the oven till cool. I normally do it in the evening and leave them overnight. My jars always seal, and we eat them all year long. Please dont’ send me over any hate mail if you don’t like my method, but this is how I have been doing it for years and it’s what works for me.
I have spoiled my family with homemade spaghetti sauce and they won’t even eat store bought anymore. If you’d like to try making my sauce just click here for a printable recipe. Well it looks like I better get to work before hubby has it all done without me 🙂