~ Goodnight tomatoes...Goodnight kitchen...
Off to bed....thinking about tomatoes.....dreaming about tomatoes....
and this morning I got up bright and early and canned tomatos. Tomato Juice.
I sterilized the jars last night and got everything ready. This morning as I was preparing the tomatoes, wonderful memories of my mother came back. I would help her every summer with the canning.
I always loved seeing all the jars lined up on the shelves in the pantry when we were finished. It gives one a feeling of accomplishment and self-satisfaction.
I hadn't canned in years but going through the whole process today made me want to do more, which I think I will.
It's the greatest thing to open a jar of summer freshness in the middle of winter!