Last week my dad went to the farmer’s and picked tomatoes. I was fortunate enough to be given 49 tomatoes. I have canned tomatoes, salsa, and spaghetti sauce before but the one that gets eaten the fastest is the salsa. I decided since I would be going back to work soon that I would first focus on canning salsa. It’s much easier to come home from work and pop open a can of salsa to use with your dinner than it is to pop open a can of tomatoes and make the salsa to go with your dinner.
One bunch of cilantro, 2-3 onions, 2 jalapenos, and 17 tomatoes (plus the garlic, salt, etc) yielded 7 pints and 1 quart. I haven’t canned in a few years so I am out of practice. It took a few hours to make all of this. This is going to be delicious though!
Last night while I was canning I had an accident. I put a jar into the water and the water splashed up and burned my face. I jumped back quickly so it could have been much worse. I am thankful but in pain. Prayers are appreciated.
Have you ever canned salsa?