Aunt Betty's garden tomato sauce

Discussion in 'Cooking Forum' started by Aunt Betty, Apr 2, 2021.

  1. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    13,303
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2020
    Location:
    Illinois
    You will run into a brick wall named Amber..I think she can take yuh. Black belt in karate.
    The boys and their mama.
    20210528_182026.jpg
    Next time you see hippy Elliot he will have shorter hair. They're donating hair.
    Left to right it's Emmet, Logan, and Elliot.
    Elliot is mini-me.
    Note how big Emmet is and how little Elliot is.
    Elliot is two years older. Emmet is going to be a big kid.
    Those kids are all vikings named Nelson.
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2021
    yankeegray and Truman like this.
  2. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    13,303
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2020
    Location:
    Illinois
    We got to it and were done in 60 minutes.
    You won't see her much I snuck this one in.
    20210530_095358.jpg 20210530_101301.jpg
    7 big boys
    18 Romas (I think)
    3 rows of okra? Yep
    That little garden will produce 5 gallons of sauce and about 20 pints of big boys we use in chili. Store tomatoes suck they're dyed red sometimes. :(
    Correction: if each Roma plant makes 5 or 6 pounds...we will get 5 batches. Each is 3 gallons...12 quart jars. That's 15 gallons of tomato sauce. Unbelievable? Yes. God is generous.
    Last year's crop. (Whats left)
    16223886154816853603634426362546.jpg
    Add one can of paste to a quart and it's primo.
    16223887567117530318735213258823.jpg
    I should probably do pasta at the shindig but its too hot and heavy. Fruit salad be better:)
    (With nuts, lightly toasted)
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2021
  3. OneShotBandit

    OneShotBandit Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    17,812
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2001
    Location:
    Indiana
  4. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    13,303
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2020
    Location:
    Illinois
    It's looking good. In 3 weeks it'll be one big solid bush.
    20210613_054416.jpg
    The row of tall zinnias will be pretty nice.
     
    Out of focus likes this.
  5. Out of focus

    Out of focus Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    2,247
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2018
    Location:
    It appears I am surrounded by experts.
    A few hills of Dasher 2 cucumbers would look nice in your garden.
     
  6. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    13,303
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2020
    Location:
    Illinois
    It takes up the whole place we did that once.
    Logan is in charge of cucumbers over on green street. We let Logan piddle . He grew a lot of cucumbers last summer.
    My entire garden thing is about the sauce. Usually I grow basil too.
     
  7. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    13,303
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2020
    Location:
    Illinois
    This got interesting.
    @Chris Atkinson and I both had the same ideas and both built one of these. If any if you refugees...lol,
    are man enough to put up with me it might just be worth it. ;)
    20210616_123348.jpg
    Pizza with home grown sauce spiced up with a little "sweet corn" is always good.

    If I had a friend that can cut bricks would be awesome.
     
  8. Chris Atkinson

    Chris Atkinson Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    834
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2001
    Location:
    Macon, IL
    I'm learning and having fun with mine. Things I've learned:

    • I need a longer handled peel.
    • It takes quite a bit of burn time to get the oven up to temperature.
    • So far, each pie has been unique and unlike any prior.
    • Now that I have fresh basil, it's nice to dash a few leaves across the top when it comes off the oven and drizzle with a bit of olive oil.
    Have fun!
     
  9. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    13,303
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2020
    Location:
    Illinois
    There's an oak tree in the bee yard. It drops limbs like mad. Logan can do the wood fire thing he actually has experience. Friday night.
    My daughter ordered a metal peel. Should get here tomorrow.
     
  10. Chris Atkinson

    Chris Atkinson Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    834
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2001
    Location:
    Macon, IL
    No matter how long the peel handle is, you may wish it were 6" longer. I think it's like a boat in that regard.

    A mentor of mine had a term - "2 foot-itis". It was the affliction of always wishing your boat were 2 feet longer.
     

Share This Page