Monday, October 08, 2007
We made our own tomato sauce, for the first time ever. We didn't have quite enough ripe tomatoes at one time to can any, but we've been using it this week in bean stew and pasta. We've still got a pile of tomatoes ripening in the basement, so more on the way. I love each of these little steps toward self-sufficiency, and I remind myself that while we're not totally there, every big pot of tomato sauce I brew up is eight more cans of it I won't have to buy. That's eight cans that don't have to be manufactured, filled, shipped, stocked, and sold. And ten dollars we don't have to shuck out for something we can grow ourselves. Now I'm off to make some applesauce. Yum.