Friday, October 1, 2010

MMM...Crabtree Soup

After getting off to a rough start, Crabtree soup and I are on very good terms! I love to have tomato soup especially on crisp fall days. So even though it takes quite some effort to supply my family for the year, it is totally worth it. Here's what you have to do...
Grow tomatoes... and wait patiently for them to turn red.
Next pick them...
Then wash them and cut them up...Juice the tomatoes...This step is most easily completed if you have a willing 2 year old that likes to get messy and a mother in law with an electric juicer that she is willing to let you borrow!
Trevin really loves to do this and is getting pretty good at it. He was so excited to "feed the vegable machine!"
Yum... yummy juice.
Next boil the juice...
Put into cans, add salt, and process...
Once you processed all the cans, step back and admire your work!
The rest of the year is easy. Pull out a can warm in the microwave, add cooked macaroni elbow noodles, & a little bit of cheddar cheese and ENJOY!
The 26 quarts I made last year, wasn't enough to feed the 4 of us. It required rationing when the summer hit. I think I'm pretty safe with the 42 quarts this year, but who knows with how my kids inhale food right now!

3 comments:

CCC said...

You know what this means.... you are now OFFICIALLY "one of us." I don't know if that is a good or bad thing, but either way we're glad to have you. :) Now if we could only convince the rest of the in-laws. They are so stubborn.

Kenzie said...

That looks so good. I wish I could do stuff like this. I am just not talented like that..

Alex said...

gross....

haha im just kidding. i tried it. and i didnt barf it up like sherry claims you did. hahaa. way to go you little suzie homemaker you. i was wondering if you would help me make some cute baby stuff like those towels? ill call you or something.

and chersti, invit me to your blog! :)