August 16, 2013

Canned Salsa Today...

Recipe From: Sherelle Christensen

Grandma Betty's Salsa

-4 quarts tomatoes, peeled and chopped
-4 cloves garlic, minced
-2 medium onions, chopped (one yellow & one red)
-2 red peppers, chopped
-2 green peppers, chopped
-2 banana pepper, chopped
-1/2 c. white vinegar
-1/2 c. balsamic vinegar
-2 bunches green onion, chopped
-3 fresh limes, juiced
-1 bunch fresh cilantro, finely chopped
-1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped fine
-2 tsp. chili powder
-4 Tbs. brown sugar
-6 cans tomato paste

Bring to boil in large stock pot and simmer for 25 minutes. Fill jars and seal while still hot. Put in boiling water bath 35 minutes for pints, 45 minutes for quarts. Water should be boiling when you put the bottles in, and should cover the bottles at least 1”.

I made 10 Quarts and 1 Pint. YUMMY!!!!

August 7, 2013

Where has the time gone?

     Why...Yes, it's been several months since I last blogged. I really should Blog more and Facebook less....blogging is like a journal for me and is so fun to go back years and see what was happening in our lives and see old photos I had forgotten about.
Guess you can go to my Facebook Photos and click on those to see what's been happening though:

 Now it's August 2013....Quick update:

  • All I have been doing lately is Gardening. Canning. Knitting. Organizing. (and that takes up some time for sure). But, Life is good.
  • Brig's 26th Birthday is coming up on Saturday, Aug.10th. A day of Air Soft for him!
  • Minions are getting ready to go back to school after Labor Day. Buying school supplies now. 
  • Had a nice summertime visit from the cousins- Haley, Connor and Colin. Miss them!
  • Grandma V had a motorcycle accident and has been in recovering for awhile now...getting better every day, but was serious and she had surgeries. Thinking of her.
  • Celebrated birthdays since March: Lauren 28th (March 3), James 41st (March 10),
    Porter 9th (June 4), Carson 12th (July 2), and Myself, 51st (July 12).
  • My parents celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary June 15th.
  • Sold our Coop and 6 Chickens a few weeks ago and got a 14 foot pool in place of them, so Porter wasn't stuck inside all summer. The Chickens (all laying eggs) went to a great farm in Suffolk....Maeve Farms. Well, Chicken Farming...It was fun while it lasted!
  • We are super excited about Lauren and Nick's first baby - our Grand Daughter, Mila, to arrive end of September. Going up to see them in CT for the birth and to help out. Can not wait!!!! We had their Baby Shower back in May (around their 2nd anniversary) when they came down to visit us. Lots of fun.